Definition of Parakite

1. n. A train or series of kites on one string and flying tandem, used for attaining great heights and for sending up instruments for meteorological observations or a man for military reconnoissance; also, a kite of such a train.

Definition of Parakite

1. a parachute kite for towing a person through the air by a motorboat [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parakite

parajamesonite
parajejunal fossa
parajournalism
parajournalisms
parakappacism
parakeet
parakeets
parakeratoses
parakeratosis
parakeratosis ostracea
parakeratosis variegata
parakeratotic
parakhinite
parakinesia
parakite (current term)
parakites
paralactic
paralactic acid
paralalia
paralalia literalis
paralambdacism
paralanguage
paralanguages
paralaurionite
paralbumin
paralbumins
paraldehyde
paraldehydes
paralectotype

Literary usage of Parakite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"On May 4, 1895, Woglom raised an American flag about 2000 feet above the Washington Arch, in New York city, with a parakite composed of six large Malay ..."

2. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1877)
"The first parakite raised was a few feet square, and on the required height being ... At this moment, and just as the fifth parakite was about to be raised, ..."

3. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1877)
"As soon as the sail was over the framework and the front or windward point of the parakite was raised, so as to allow the wind to touch the machine on its ..."

4. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1896)
"One of his special inventions is a folding parakite that can be easily carried on shipboard, to be used for sending a line ashore in the event of running ..."

5. The Science Record edited by Alfred Ely Beach (1876)
"SIMMONS, the aeronaut, who is the inventor and patentee of a machine named the parakite, lately made a somewhat successful experiment with this invention at ..."

6. The Wonders of Modern Mechanism: A Resume of Progress in Mechanical by Charles Henry Cochrane (1899)
"Baden-Powell parakite. to fourteen feet long, and are used in tandem, or as para- kites, this being the term employed by the students of kite-flying for a ..."

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