Lane rose, but then he motioned to the chute, where the other cowboys were sitting astride the fences.
Some get hurt in the chute, which fits the bull like a coffin.
Say what you will about the Israelis, but they are not slow out of the chute.
How did your chute come to open up before you were clear of the plane?
Even if you're already dead, pull the ripcord ring of your chute!
But only the soft slip of the fish through the chute and the drip of the water from the draining-table, disturbed the silence.
It stops, in its turn, before a chute of smooth granite in the form of a bowl.
The cut cedar accumulating under the busy hands of six men came pouring down the chute in a daily stream.
This chute, Fuller had said, led to the outside at the back of the reduction plant.
The sluicers with their long pike-poles thrust the logs into the chute.
1725, American English, "fall of water" (earlier shoot, 1610s), from French chute "fall," from Old French cheoite "a fall," fem. past participle of cheoir "to fall," from Latin cadere (see case (n.1)). Meaning "inclined tube, trough" is from 1804; that of "narrow passage for cattle, etc." first recorded 1881. In North America, absorbing some senses of similar-sounding shoot (n.1).
short for parachute (n.), attested from 1920.
A parachute (1920+)