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

  • n. A special parachute with winglike extensions that lifts a rider in its harness up and through the air when towed by an automobile or motorboat.
  • intransitive v. To be pulled into the air while harnessed to such a parachute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wing-shaped parachute that lifts a rider in a harness when towed by a motorboat etc
  • v. To take part in the recreational activity of parasailing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car


para(chute) + sail.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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