skydiving

skydiving
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
parachuting, freefalling.
WORD FIND
arms at side position to increase speed of freefall: delta position
automatic deployment line attached inside aircraft: static line
auxiliary chute: reserve chute
cord that deploys parachute: ripcord
descent portion without deployment of parachute: freefall
hazard in which chute fails to unfurl completely: streamer
hazard in which chute is turned inside out after deployment: inversion
horizontal soaring: gliding
joining hands with another diver in midair: docking
landing area: drop zone
positioning the body for horizontal movement: tracking
small chute that helps deploy main chute: pilot chute
spread-eagle falling position with arms upraised: frog position
steering lines: toggle lines
supervisor of jumps: jumpmaster

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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