- the sport of soaring while harnessed to a parasail that is towed by a motorboat, car, or other fast-moving vehicle, from which one often releases oneself to float freely.
Origin of parasailing
Also called parakiting.
- a special parachute, kept open with wing-tip holders to help provide lift, used in parasailing.
- to engage in parasailing.
Origin of parasail
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Examples from the Web for parasailing
They can arrange a jetskiing tour for two people or twenty, a banana boat for the kids, or parasailing for the adventurous.Gal With a Suitcase
January 1, 2010
- a sport in which a water-skier wearing a parachute is towed by a speedboat, becomes airborne, and sails along in the air
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Word Origin and History for parasailing
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