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skydiving

[skahy-dahy-ving] /ˈskaɪˌdaɪ vɪŋ/
noun
1.
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
1955-1960
1955-60; sky + dive + -ing1
Related forms
sky diver, noun

skydive

[skahy-dahyv] /ˈskaɪˌdaɪv/
verb (used without object), skydived or skydove; skydived; skydiving.
1.
to engage in skydiving.
Origin
1960-65; sky + dive
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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

skydiving

/ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of parachute jumping, in which participants perform manoeuvres before opening the parachute and attempt to land accurately

skydive

/ˈskaɪˌdaɪv/
verb -dives, -diving, -dived (US) -dove, -dived
1.
(intransitive) to take part in skydiving
Derived Forms
skydiver, noun
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