Translation of parachute in Spanish:


paracaídas, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɛrəˌʃut//ˈparəʃuːt/


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    paracaídas masculine
    before noun parachute drop lanzamiento en paracaídas masculine
    • parachute regiment brigada paracaidista(s)
    • They converted them to radio control and use them to drop parachutes for testing, far cheaper than the Blackhawk helicopters they were using for these tests.
    • Paragliding is the act of strapping on a parachute and running off the top of a cliff, where upward air currents fill the parachute and allow you to glide.
    • There are also attachments on the vest to enable the dog to be dropped by parachute, or hauled up via a rope.
    • Safety rules published in the British Parachute Association Operations Manual state that parachutists must have at least two ‘airworthy parachutes attached to a common harness’.
    • A thousand feet later, he opened his parachute for a landing.
    • Keahi would fly in low on autopilot, the five would throw out their heavy supplies on parachutes, then jump by parachute themselves.
    • Brightly-coloured parachutes can be seen descending through the clouds and aeroplanes constantly criss-cross the skies.
    • The air vehicle is not fitted with conventional landing gear but instead achieves an accurate landing using a parachute and airbags.
    • In total, they had 10,000 men who could be dropped by parachute and they had a total attack force of 22, 500 men.
    • In 1922, Soviet soldiers were dropped successfully by parachute from aircraft.
    • Prosthetic limbs are dropped by parachute to a wind blown field hospital for land mine victims.
    • He was dropped by parachute at Arnhem and advanced into Germany.
    • It is a site chosen to be warm enough for Beagle to work and low enough for Beagle's parachutes to allow a safe landing.
    • Once found, we then drop 2-liter bottles of water attached to parachutes.
    • Furthermore, the recovery of the experiment hardware after a nominal soft landing under parachute allows for its re-use in future missions.
    • Donny Brass developed cardboard refrigerator boxes with three-ply walls to safely and accurately deliver rations to refugees without using heavy crates or parachutes.
    • Voskhod capsules also had larger parachutes to permit ground landings.
    • Foton doesn't rely only on parachutes for its soft landing: there is also a retro-rocket system that ignites as the package nears the ground.
    • The crates are fitted with parachutes and dropped from airplanes into Afghanistan.
    • Nick points to three parachutes opening and falling slowly towards the ground, one landing on a nearby rooftop.

intransitive verb

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    (person) saltar en paracaídas
    (person) lanzarse en paracaídas
    (person) saltar con paracaídas
    (person) lanzarse con paracaídas
    • Sixty years after he parachuted into battle at Arnhem, Yorkshire veteran Tom Hicks descended once again from the skies to mark its anniversary.
    • As the crewmen parachuted into the water their ejection seats transformed into emergency inflatable dinghies.
    • The other nine were able to safely parachute from the aircraft.
    • British and Polish air troops together with the Polish brigade under the leadership of Sosabowski were parachuted in.
    • All three crew members parachuted from the aircraft, landing safely in West Germany and were recovered by US / Allied troops.
    • During the Shaba rebellion in the 1970s the US organised a military airlift and France parachuted in legionnaires to crush Mobutu's enemies.
    • Paratroopers who parachuted in will be lifted by crane back to their helicopters.
    • Under the command of Major Warden, the small commando unit is parachuted in and begins an overland march to the site of the bridge.
    • When I first travelled to this extraordinary land more than 30 years ago, it was with the French Foreign Legion, who had just parachuted into the copper-mining town of Kolwezi to put down a rebellion.
    • The group parachuted in and set up airborne operations. It was a great feat.
    • This time his tasks included lying in ambush for the Germans and picking up supplies parachuted in by the RAF.
    • The American 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions parachuted into a deliberately flooded zone at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula.
    • Sheriff was blinded by a German mortar bomb seven hours after he parachuted in 1944.
    • The assassinations and executions were to be carried out by agents already in place in the occupied countries or by agents parachuted in specifically for the task.

transitive verb

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    (supplies/troops) lanzar en paracaídas
    (troops/supplies) lanzar con paracaídas
    supplies were parachuted into the area hicieron llegar provisiones al área lanzándolas en paracaídas