skydiving

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sky·div·ing / ˈskīˌdīving/ • n. the sport of jumping from an aircraft and performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.DERIVATIVES: sky·dive v.sky·div·er n.

skydiving

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skydiving Sport in which parachutists jump from 3500m (12,000ft) and free-fall to c.650m (2000ft) before opening their parachutes. Competition skydiving has events based on accuracy, in which the parachutist aims for a target area, and events based on style, in which a series of manoeuvres are performed by one or more parachutists.