parasail

[par-uh-seyl]

noun

a special parachute, kept open with wing-tip holders to help provide lift, used in parasailing.

verb (used without object)

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.

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