the sport of jumping from an airplane at a moderate or high altitude and free-falling and using one's body to control direction or movements before opening one's parachute.
Also, sky diving.

1955–60; sky + dive + -ing1

sky diver, noun Unabridged


verb (used without object), skydived or skydove; skydived; skydiving.
to engage in skydiving.

1960–65; sky + dive Unabridged
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skydive (ˈskaɪˌdaɪv)
vb , (US) -dives, -diving, -dived, -dove, -dived
(intr) to take part in skydiving

skydiving (ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ)
the sport of parachute jumping, in which participants perform manoeuvres before opening the parachute and attempt to land accurately

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Example sentences
It turns out she had been recreational skydiving a few days before--she'd
  always wanted to try it.
Indoor skydiving involves a vertical wind tunnel that suspends you in air and
  mimics the feeling of skydiving.
You'll also find other types of recreation available-everything from swimming
  and golfing to skydiving.
Skydiving isn't something that you do by yourself the first time, but tandem
  jumping is a great way to make new friends.
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