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parasail

[par-uh-seyl] /ˈpær əˌseɪl/
noun
1.
a special parachute, kept open with wing-tip holders to help provide lift, used in parasailing.
verb (used without object)
2.
to engage in parasailing.
Origin
para-3 + sail
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parasail

n.

1963, from first element of parachute + sail. As a verb from 1970. Related: Parasailing.

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