Definition of Parafoil

1. Noun. A parachute, kite or glider with an aerofoil shaped fabric canopy or wing ¹



2. Noun. The wing or sail of parachute etc. as (1) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parafoil

1. a fabric device that resembles a parachute [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parafoil

paraffin wax
paraffined
paraffines
paraffinic
paraffining
paraffinoma
paraffins
paraffle
paraffles
paraflagella
paraflagellate
paraflagellum
parafle
parafles
parafoil (current term)
parafoils
parafollicular
parafollicular cells
paraform
paraformaldehyde
paraformer
paraformers
paraforms
parafovea
parafransoletite
parafuchsin
paragammacism
paraganglia

Literary usage of Parafoil

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1. New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the 21st Century (Summary) by Gene H. McCall, John A. Corder (1996)
"The second method uses a large, steerable parafoil with GPS based guidance. Both the parafoil and the control system are expensive, and the cargo lands with ..."

2. Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiorityby United States Dept. of Defense by United States Dept. of Defense (1998)
"Another concept is the guided parafoil, which can be powered. Unpowered parafoils today can support up to 40000 Ib, but the range is rather limited (~14 ..."

3. Lightness: the Inevitable Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures by Adriaan Beukers, Ed van Hinte (2005)
"In 1963 the American Domina C. Jalbert succeeded in building a kite without a framework, the so called parafoil. Fabric, or foil, is stitched together in ..."

4. Sabra Crossing: An Ecological Adventure in the North Atlantic by Michael L. Frankel (1991)
"parafoil kite and string (for RADAR reflector and flag) Flare, smoke, and dye kit International distress flag First aid kit Signalling mirror Whistle Space ..."

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