Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who parachutes from an aircraft; a parachutist.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for parachutist.]

Examples

  • Tom picked up the intercom and spoke to Bud, giving only the briefest details and asking him if he would turn back and try to spot the chutist.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Flying Lab

  • Picking up the intercom, he asked Bud to get the helicopter ready immediately and go after the chutist.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Flying Lab

  • 130 TOM SWIFT AND HIS FLYING LAB fore the helicopter touched the ground, the chutist was racing off across a field.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Flying Lab

  • Webb described on the tape how one chutist inexplicably moved away from the others - into the wind, instead of with it "The person who was drifting in this direction I assumed was Doc Laporte," Webb said "The man is still missing at present in the vicinity of Happy Valley, and they are sending out

    Laporte, Michael L.

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  • good word. Reminds me of the movie "The Shootist," which, near as I can tell, is not really a word.

    January 25, 2007