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parasail

[par-uh-seyl]
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noun
  1. a special parachute, kept open with wing-tip holders to help provide lift, used in parasailing.
verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in parasailing.

Origin of parasail

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Word Origin and History for parasail

n.

1963, from first element of parachute + sail. As a verb from 1970. Related: Parasailing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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