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Definition of "parasail" [parasail]

  • A special parachute with winglike extensions that lifts a rider in its harness up and through the air when towed by an automobile or motorboat. (noun)
  • To be pulled into the air while harnessed to such a parachute. (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 "parasail" in a sentence
  • "HAHO: High Altitude High Opening, which is a more recent technique, in which the conventional parachute becomes more of a steerable glider, sometimes called a "parasail"."
  • "Above my head, the parasail canopy displays the Bahamian flag: gold, black, aquamarine."
  • "She leans forward, the parasail shirt flapping open to reveal the upper slope of her Alpine breasts."