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parachute flare

Syllabification: par·a·chute flare

Definition of parachute flare in English:

noun

A pyrotechnic signal flare that is carried up into the air by a rocket and floats suspended from a small parachute.
Example sentences
  • Engagements during hours of darkness can require illumination, such as a star cluster or parachute flare, to illuminate enemy positions.
  • After illuminating both sea and land with parachute flares, the enemy aircraft came in at low level.
  • Squad leaders fired their M203 rounds with modified parachute flares to mark enemy positions.

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