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Definition of "chute" [chute]

  • An inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass. (noun)
  • A waterfall or rapid. (noun)
  • A parachute. (noun)
  • To convey or deposit by a chute. (verb-transitive)
  • To go or descend by a chute. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chute" in a sentence
  • ":: Audio File:: Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the French word "chute""
  • ": Audio File :: Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the French word "chute""
  • "The chute is deployed when the plane's tailcone is jettisoned."