or par·a-sail·ing

[ par-uh-sey-ling ]

  1. 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


Words Nearby parasailing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parasailing in a sentence

  • 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 | Jolie Hunt | January 1, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for parasailing


/ (ˈpærəˌseɪlɪŋ) /

  1. 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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