from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonrigid, parachutelike, usually nylon airfoil of ribbed or cellular construction, used especially in kites and paragliders.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A parachute, kite or glider with an aerofoil shaped fabric canopy or wing
- n. The wing or sail of parachute etc. as (1)
para(chute) + (air)foil.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)