One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A parachute which is towed along against the wind at high speed by a vehicle or (now usually) a motor boat, and is used to launch a person into the air.
A kind of tailless kite devised by Gilbert Woglom in 1896 for aerial photography and other purposes.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From para- + kite<br>late 19th century. From para- + kite.
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