Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of parachutist.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • For more than 15 years, Rod Nordland has been one of NEWSWEEK's best "parachutists" - a correspondent who can jump into a chaotic situation and come back with a gripping, incisive story.

    Rod Nordland And His Parachute

  • All Parachute trained members of the Airborne Forces including the PARA are parachutists, that is the trade.

    Army Rumour Service

  • And, of course, certain specialists (such as parachutists) receive additional special pay, currently £4.85 per day.

    What is wrong with these gormless hacks?

  • I am getting increasingly irritated by the stream of conspiracy theories about Labour's parliamentary selection process coming from Peter Kenyon at his blog PPCs and reinforce a media narrative about "parachutists" etc. that is coming not from the left but from the Daily Mail.

    British Blogs

  • For most of the journey, she and Betty observed a nervous silence and gleaned little about their fellow guinea pigs except that they were destined to be parachutists.

    A Covert Affair

  • The handsome parachutists all went straight to bed, and the only ones who stayed up and got drunk were the psychologists, accompanied by Betty and Jane.

    A Covert Affair

  • Paul was unexpectedly pleased with the parachute wings—embossed gold embroidery worn on the right breast of his new wool uniform—that he was awarded by the general of the Chinese Commandos in gratitude for the part he had played in helping to train the first unit of Chinese parachutists.

    A Covert Affair

  • Another team of agents collected and rifled through more than 14,000 registration cards of parachutists who had made jumps on the West Coast.

    The Curse of D.B. Cooper

  • Next came a stunt at the Bonnaroo music festival, where thousands of paper helicopters with glowing LED lights representing "ice flies" a clue in the game were dropped over the crowd by parachutists.

    Wrigley Targets Web Gamers

  • The threat of Mexico invading was a joke, on the order of Nicaragua sending parachutists to Colorado.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strange Case of Woodrow Wilson

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