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BASE jump

or B.A.S.E. jump, base jump

[beys] /beɪs/
a parachute jump from the top of a building, bridge, cliff, etc., usually at a height of 1,000 feet (305 meters) or less.
Origin of BASE jump
1980-85; B(uilding) + A(ntenna) (tower) + S(pan)1 + E(arth) + jump
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BASE jumper, noun
BASE jumping, noun Unabridged
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base jumping

a sport in which a participant parachutes from any of a variety of fixed objects such as high buildings, cliffs, etc
Word Origin
C20: b(uilding), a(ntennae), s(pan, and) e(arthbound object)
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Contemporary definitions for base jumping

the extreme sport of parachuting from the tops of very tall manmade or natural objects

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BASE is acronym for building, antenna, span, earth's 21st Century Lexicon
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