Etymology
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parasail (n.)

1963, in reference to vehicles attached to parachute-like canopies, from first element of parachute (n.) + sail (n.). As a verb by 1970. Related: Parasailing.

updated on January 13, 2020

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Definitions of parasail from WordNet

parasail (n.)
parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car;
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