Parachute

Noun

  • (aviation) A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
  • (zoology) A web or fold of skin extending between the legs of gliding mammals, such as the flying squirrel and colugo.

Verb

  • To be placed in an organisation in a position of seniority without having previous experience there.
  • To jump, fall, descend, etc. using such a device.

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