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parafoil

[par-uh-foil] /ˈpær əˌfɔɪl/
noun
1.
a structure, usually made of a strong yet light fabric, having a shape similar to that of an airplane wing, and used as a kite or a parachute.
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parafoil

/ˈpærəˌfɔɪl/
noun
1.
a nonrigid aerofoil inflated by the wind, used in kites and paragliders
Word Origin
C20: para(chute) + (aero)foil
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