skydiving

or sky div·ing

[ skahy-dahy-ving ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdaɪ vɪŋ /

noun

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.

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Origin of skydiving

First recorded in 1955–60; sky + dive + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM skydiving

sky diver, noun

Words nearby skydiving

Definition for skydiving (2 of 2)

skydive
[ skahy-dahyv ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdaɪv /

verb (used without object), sky·dived or sky·dove; sky·dived; sky·div·ing.

to engage in skydiving.

Origin of skydive

First recorded in 1960–65; sky + dive
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British Dictionary definitions for skydiving (1 of 2)

skydiving
/ (ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for skydiving (2 of 2)

skydive
/ (ˈskaɪˌdaɪv) /

verb -dives, -diving or -dived or US -dove or -dived

(intr) to take part in skydiving

Derived forms of skydive

skydiver, noun
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