Chute



[shoot] /ʃut/

noun
1.
an inclined channel, as a trough, tube, or shaft, for conveying water, grain, coal, etc., to a lower level.
2.
a waterfall or steep descent, as in a river.
3.
a water slide, as at an amusement park.
4.
a steep slope, as for tobogganing.
verb (used with object), chuted, chuting.
5.
to move or deposit, by or as if by means of a chute:
The dock had facilities for chuting grain directly into the hold of a vessel.
verb (used without object), chuted, chuting.
6.
to descend by or as if by means of a chute.
Idioms
7.
out of the chute, at the start; at the very beginning:
The new business made mistakes right out of the chute and failed within a year.
[shoot] /ʃut/
noun
1.
a .
verb (used without object), chuted, chuting.
2.
to descend from the air by or as if by a parachute.
verb (used with object), chuted, chuting.
3.
to drop from an aircraft by means of a parachute:
Supplies were chuted to the snowbound mountain climbers.
/ʃuːt/
noun
1.
an inclined channel or vertical passage down which water, parcels, coal, etc, may be dropped
2.
a steep slope, used as a slide as for toboggans
3.
a slide into a swimming pool
4.
a narrow passageway through which animals file for branding, spraying, etc
5.
a rapid or waterfall
/ʃuːt/
noun, verb
1.
(informal) short for parachute
n.

1725, American English, “fall of water” (earlier shoot, 1610s), from French chute “fall,” from Old French cheoite “a fall,” fem. past participle of cheoir “to fall,” from Latin cadere (see case (n.1)). Meaning “inclined tube, trough” is from 1804; that of “narrow passage for cattle, etc.” first recorded 1881. In North America, absorbing some senses of similar-sounding shoot (n.1).

short for parachute (n.), attested from 1920.

noun

A parachute (1920+)

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