par"a*chute(?), v. i. TO descend to th ground from an airplane or other high place using a parachute; as, when the plane stalled, he parachuted safely to the ground.
golden parachute a generous set of financial benefits, including severance pay, provided by contract to a high-level corporate employee in the event s/he is dismissed or his/her job is lost in a corporate takeover or merger; also, the contract providing for such benefits. --
drogue parachute a small parachute that is first released and opened in order to more reliably deploy a larger parachute. Also called
par`a*chut"ist(?), n. One who descends from a high altitude to the ground by means of a parachute, especially one who does so for sport or in a military operation.
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