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skydiving

Line breaks: sky|div¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskʌɪdʌɪvɪŋ
 
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Definition of skydiving in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The sport of jumping from an aircraft and performing acrobatic manoeuvres in the air under free fall before landing by parachute.
Example sentences
  • It is similar to the maneuvers I perform in freefall while skydiving.
  • Sky surfing is skydiving with a special board that lets the jumper perform tricks in mid-air.
  • His goal is simple, the perpetuation of the sport of skydiving.

Derivatives

skydive

1
verb
Example sentences
  • I never bungee jumped or skydived or participated in a daring, dangerous sport.
  • Who wouldn't be jazzed to play for a coach who has skydived, run with the bulls in Pamplona and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro?
  • I've skydived as Elvis and skydived naked last week.

skydiver

2
noun
Example sentences
  • If self-harm justifies discrimination, should we allow discrimination against skydivers and bungee jumpers too?
  • A video camera held up in front of me scanned the rows of skydivers, and I grinned and gave a thumbs-up.
  • New England started the season strong, but it has plummeted like a skydiver whose parachute has been tampered with.

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