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parafoil

[ par-uh-foil ]
/ ˈpær əˌfɔɪl /
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noun
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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Origin of parafoil

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British Dictionary definitions for parafoil

parafoil
/ (ˈpærəˌfɔɪl) /

noun
a nonrigid aerofoil inflated by the wind, used in kites and paragliders

Word Origin for parafoil

C20: para (chute) + (aero) foil
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