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 toll does not include one soldier who was killed taking part in his first day of parachute jumping after becoming entangled with another rookie.
The parachute system of Orion consists of 11 parachutes in total, three out of which are forward bay cover parachutes, to be deployed first.
Details of the incident indicate that a Sky-Van jetliner belonging to the civilian Ayit company and participating in a parachuting exercise of parachute jump instructors transported a cluster of 16 paratroopers.
Explain that we can use the toy as a model to help us learn about how real parachutes work.
Butler emphasised, but because the company's primary products are emergency parachutes it is very conservative in its recommendations of the most appropriate equipment for particular applications and conditions, when approached by a customer.
Define the Problem: Working in pairs, build a parachute to slow the fall of a metal washer that is released from 2 meters up.
A RESPECTED teacher died after being knocked unconscious when his parachute opened too quickly, an inquest has heard.
During the test, engineers demonstrated that when the spacecraft is traveling faster than planned during the descent, Orions parachutes can properly deploy and withstand high-inflation loads.
USPRwire, Fri Dec 04 2015] Parachute Market by Application (Military, Cargo, Sports, Rescue, Recovery, Break Chutes), by Type (Round, Ram-air, Square, Ring & Ribbon), by Component (Canopy, Cords, Tapes, Webbings, Metal), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East, Latin America, Africa) - Global Forecasts to 2020
During the test, Orion engineers will carry out a scenario in which one of the spacecraft's two drogue parachutes and one of its three main parachutes fail.
HONOLULU, Sha'ban 22, 1436, Jun 9, 2015, SPA -- A parachute failed during a NASA test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft and eventually astronauts on Mars, the agency said Monday, according to AP.
Competitors typically jump from a plane at 5,000 feet and then must maneuver the parachute, sometimes with twists and turns, to skim the surface of a pond between a series of buoys.