Definition of parasail in English:


Syllabification: par·a·sail
Pronunciation: /ˈparəˌsāl


[no object] (often as noun parasailing)
  • Glide through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motorboat.
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    • Other activities in and around Chamonix include mountain biking, parasailing and ice-skating.
    • You can test your skills at a shooting range, go parasailing, paddle a canoe or hike on a mountain trail.
    • Water sports, from yachting to parasailing and skiing, a children's amusement park, and many fine restaurants complete the picture.


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  • A parachute designed for parasailing.
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    • This is particularly true of the film's climax, which somehow manages to demolish several cop cars, and find Ellen clutching a parasail and jumping through flaming hoops in water skis, yet still be completely unfunny.
    • A year after my father's accident, when I was eleven, my father's insurance company filed suit against the company that had rented out the parasail.
    • From his lofty perch, hanging over the slopes of Kilimanjaro under a parasail with razor sharp rocks below, Judge Bryan Pope gives this DVD a thumbs up.

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