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skydiving

or sky div·ing

[ skahy-dahy-ving ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdaɪ vɪŋ /
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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
sky diver, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skydiving

skydiving
/ (ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ) /

noun

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