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or sky div·ing

[ skahy-dahy-ving ]
/ ˈskaɪˌdaɪ vɪŋ /


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.

Nearby words

skybridge, skycap, skyclad, skydive, skydiver, skydiving, skye, skye terrier, skyey, skyf, skyhome

Origin of skydiving

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

Definition for skydiving (2 of 2)


[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for skydiving (1 of 2)


/ (ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ) /


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)


/ (ˈskaɪˌdaɪv) /

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

(intr) to take part in skydiving
Derived Formsskydiver, noun
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