Definition of skydiving in English:



mass noun
  • The sport or activity of jumping from an aircraft and performing acrobatic manoeuvres in the air under free fall before landing by parachute.

    • ‘This was rather puzzling, because she had been exercising vigorously until 10 days earlier, and enjoyed the sport of skydiving.’
    • ‘The aircraft belonged to Skydive Thailand, which takes passengers for skydiving.’
    • ‘Some people get over their acrophobia by going skydiving or bungee jumping.’
    • ‘Not only do they jump out of perfectly good airplanes - they name parachutes and skydiving schools after Icarus.’
    • ‘Since he got involved in skydiving in 1980, Colonel Strand has accumulated approximately 1,600 jumps.’
    • ‘It is similar to the maneuvers I perform in freefall while skydiving.’
    • ‘They have been actively involved in sport all their lives, from athletics to skydiving, from basketball to scuba diving.’
    • ‘We've both done some skydiving, bungee jumping, and whitewater rafting.’
    • ‘Gilbert bet that he would try skydiving if Roddick won his first Masters tournament.’
    • ‘Treut shows them partying, having dinner, skydiving, riding motorcycles, performing their art, and having fun.’
    • ‘Fifteen years ago, skydiving did not have full-time teams.’
    • ‘I'd had many adventures and skydiving seemed merely the next in line.’
    • ‘And she's into skydiving, hang-gliding and bungee jumping!’
    • ‘We weren't thrill seekers jumping off cliffs, or skydiving, or driving fast vehicles, but we did what many of you do.’
    • ‘His goal is simple, the perpetuation of the sport of skydiving.’
    • ‘But the statistics show that skydiving is one of the safest sports in the world; driving to a dropzone is generally more dangerous.’
    • ‘And different experiences are something that Julie has thrown herself headlong into, including free-fall skydiving and abseiling.’
    • ‘You can keep fishing - skydiving is the extreme sport for me.’
    • ‘The 50-year-old did his first jump for charity in 1983 and soon became addicted to skydiving, taking part in a host of competitions.’
    • ‘Sky surfing is skydiving with a special board that lets the jumper perform tricks in mid-air.’