BASE jump

or B.A.S.E. jump or 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
Related formsBASE jumper, nounBASE jumping, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for base jumping

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 for base jumping

C20: b (uilding), a (ntennae), s (pan, and) e (arthbound object)
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