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or sky div·ing

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  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.
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Origin of skydiving

First recorded in 1955–60; sky + dive + -ing1
Related formssky diver, noun


verb (used without object), sky·dived or sky·dove; sky·dived; sky·div·ing.
  1. to engage in skydiving.
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Origin of skydive

First recorded in 1960–65; sky + dive
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  1. the sport of parachute jumping, in which participants perform manoeuvres before opening the parachute and attempt to land accurately
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verb -dives, -diving or -dived or US -dove or -dived
  1. (intr) to take part in skydiving
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Derived Formsskydiver, noun
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