A wind-driven cloth of large area that is designed to slow the descent of a massive object under the influence of gravity. They are usually made of bright colors and are used in the act of skydiving.

Album by Guster released in April 1994.

Parachute trivia, according to Guster's website, www.guster.com:

Songs on this album:
  1. Fall in Two
  2. Mona Lisa
  3. Love for Me
  4. Window
  5. Eden
  6. Scars and Stitches
  7. The Prize
  8. Dissolve
  9. Cocoon
  10. Happy Frappy
  11. Parachute

A Parachute is a testicular restraint used in BDSM play. It takes the shape of a cone with the tip cut off, and is typically made of leather. It has a seam along which it is fastened, usually with snaps, though some are capable of being locked closed. This device is placed over and around the scrotum in such a fashion that it lies within the volume of the cone. Some parachutes have grommets around the base of the cone for the attachment of items, typically weights.

Par"a*chute (?), n. [F., fr. paper to ward off, guard + chute a fall. See Parry, and Chute, Chance.]

1.

A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence.

<-- usu used for descending to the ground from an airplane, for military operations (airborne troops), in an emergency, or for sport (sky diving) -->

2. Zool.

A web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister.

<-- parachutist; parachuting. parachute = verb -->

 

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