Definition of parakite in English:

parakite

noun

  • 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.

noun

  • A kind of tailless kite devised by Gilbert Woglom in 1896 for aerial photography and other purposes.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From para- + kite<br>late 19th century. From para- + kite.

Pronunciation

parakite

/ˈparəkʌɪt/