parachute

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adjective Referring to an appearance or structure characterised by multiple elongated fibres or cords at one end which connect at the periphery of a cupuliform structure at the opposite end
Drug slang noun A regional term for crack cocaine, smoked PCP, heroin

parachute

  1. a fold of skin used in gliding by, for example, the flying squirrel.
  2. any structure possessed by a seed such as dandelion, which assists in dispersal by the wind.
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The report segments and analyzes theParachute Market on the basis of parachute applications (military, cargo, sports, rescue, recovery, break chutes), by components (canopy, cords, tapes, webbings, metal), and type (round, ram-air, square, ring & ribbon), and maps these segments and sub-segments across six major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.
Another giant parachute also failed to inflate during a similar NASA test of new Mars spacecraft technology last year.
Jumping at 14,000 feet with a parachute just a little smaller than a single bed, Gainza, 35, sealed the world record at about 6.
THE Premier League will stick to its guns over proposed higher parachute payments for relegated teams despite opposition from Football League clubs.
HIGH FLIER Ian Rosenvinge is expanding his business Peterlee Parachutes with an upgraded plane and is growing its staff numbers
To examine the impact of golden parachutes, two colleagues and I analyzed a sample of 851 acquisition bids from 1999-2007, giving particular emphasis to variables designed to signify the potential for moral hazard.
His new unit used slightly different parachutes than the jumper had used in jump school.
Formerly Irvin-GQ, it also manufactures and supplies a wide range of parachutes and emergency, rescue and survival equipment to the coastguard and civilian businesses.
The three main parachutes measure 150 feet in diameter and weigh 2,000 pounds each.
ASE's factory in Llangeinor, near Bridgend, employs around 250 people making parachutes primarily for the British military, but about 30% of its work is for foreign forces.
With the Air Force hungry for cost-saving efficiencies under its Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century program, commonly known as AFSO 21, the parachutes were deemed obsolete.
THE Program Executive Office Soldier is testing a new parachute designed for increased weight requirements and additional safety benefits for paratroopers.