a parachute opened horizontally from the tail of an airplane upon landing, used as an aid in braking.
Also called parabrake.
Compare (def 2).
- Parachute mitral valve
parachute mitral valve par·a·chute mitral valve (pār’ə-shōōt’) n. A congenital deformity of the mitral valve in which there is only one papillary muscle present.
- Parachute reflex
parachute reflex n. See startle reflex.
noun 1. a person who inspects, repairs, and packs or folds parachutes.
noun, Nautical. 1. a very large spinnaker used on a racing yacht.