para foil


a structure, usually made of a strong yet light fabric, having a shape similar to that of an airplane wing, and used as a kite or a parachute.

para-3 + (air)foil Unabridged
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parafoil (ˈpærəˌfɔɪl)
a nonrigid aerofoil inflated by the wind, used in kites and paragliders
[C20: para(chute) + (aero)foil]

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