an emergency signal that is attached to or dropped by a parachute after launch
A parachute flare is usually quite visible.
noun 1. 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.