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skydiving

or sky div·ing

[ skahy-dahy-ving ]

noun

  1. the sport of jumping from an airplane at a moderate or high altitude and free-falling and using one's body to control direction or movements before opening one's parachute.


skydiving

/ ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ /

noun

  1. the sport of parachute jumping, in which participants perform manoeuvres before opening the parachute and attempt to land accurately


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Other Words From

  • sky diver noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of skydiving1

First recorded in 1955–60; sky + dive + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

There are guides for backcountry snowshoeing and skiing, sport climbing, mountain biking, ATVing, hunting, canyoneering, skydiving, and even balloon rides.

He reminded me that I’d idly mentioned wanting to play the piano again, but to me, I’d brought it up in the same way that I might casually say I wanted to try skydiving, which is to say it was something I would never actually follow through on.

From Vox

If rock climbing and skydiving are not your cup of tea, you can always enjoy some of the most beautiful parks in this corner of Africa.

From Ozy

Malcolm has for years declined to speak with VOSD about his specific role in the transaction, citing a legal battle involving his mortgage company and the former owner of the skydiving center.

Instead, they described an appraisal that concluded the skydiving center was worth $15 million to $22 million.

And every morning before work, all the boys—Patrick, Keanu, etc.—would go skydiving against the rules of the studio.

His off-track hobbies include moto-cross driving and skydiving.

Wolfe is in terrific shape and an admitted sports nut who loves skydiving, waterskiing, and racquetball.

Its stock has been tandem skydiving with Facebook since the IPO.

Harvey: Things like bungee-jumping or skydiving scare me, but not because of the height.

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