parasailing

[par-uh-sey-ling]
noun
the sport of soaring while harnessed to a parasail that is towed by a motorboat, car, or other fast-moving vehicle, from which one often releases oneself to float freely.
Also, para-sailing.
Also called parakiting.


Origin:
para-3 + sailing

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parasail

[par-uh-seyl]
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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parasailing (ˈpærəˌseɪlɪŋ)
 
n
a sport in which a water-skier wearing a parachute is towed by a speedboat, becomes airborne, and sails along in the air

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parasail
from para(chute) + sail.
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Example sentences
The company also offers boat trips, including parasailing excursions.
There are a number of options, ranging from parasailing to scuba diving.
These are in addition to such current offerings as snorkeling, floats, an
  inflatable hippo slide and parasailing.
Thrill-seeking couples may enjoy parasailing on the island for a bird's-eye
  look at the scenery.
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