A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence.
- An apparatus used to retard free fall from an aircraft, consisting of a light, usually hemispherical canopy attached by cords to a harness and worn or stored folded until deployed in descent.
- Any of various similar unpowered devices that are used for retarding free-speeding or free-falling motion.
- To drop (supplies or troops, for example) by means of a parachute.
- To descend by means of a parachute.