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[skahy-dahy-ving] /ˈskaɪˌdaɪ vɪŋ/
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.
Origin of skydiving
1955-60; sky + dive + -ing1
Related forms
sky diver, noun


[skahy-dahyv] /ˈskaɪˌdaɪv/
verb (used without object), skydived or skydove; skydived; skydiving.
to engage in skydiving.
1960-65; sky + dive Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for skydiving
  • It turns out she had been recreational skydiving a few days before--she'd always wanted to try it.
  • When you are skydiving, you quickly reach terminal velocity such that you are no longer accelerating.
  • One scientist aims to find out by skydiving along with the birds.
  • In addition to enjoying skydiving himself, he served as a skydiving judge for many years.
  • 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.
  • From skydiving to mountain climbing, this resort town attracts campers during all four seasons.
  • skydiving isn't something that you do by yourself the first time, but tandem jumping is a great way to make new friends.
  • Indoor skydiving provides the adrenaline rush of traditional skydiving without ever stepping foot inside a plane.
  • For the adrenaline junkie or the experimental adventurist, skydiving can offer excitement not easily forgotten.
British Dictionary definitions for skydiving


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


verb -dives, -diving, -dived (US) -dove, -dived
(intransitive) to take part in skydiving
Derived Forms
skydiver, noun
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