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PARAKITE [2 records]

Record 1 2011-07-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Skydiving, Paragliding and Hang Gliding
  • Water Sports (General)
DEF

A parachute with slits that is towed against the wind by an automobile or motorboat so that a person harnessed to the parachute is lifted and pulled along through the air.

OBS

Source MWORD,1982,,,194 and 195 does not explicitly state that "parasail" and "parakite" are synonyms but source WESPO,1976,,,301 does for "parasailing" and "parakiting". Besides, sources MWORD,1982,,,194 and SIWOR,1976,,,148 give "parakite/parakiting" a definition similar to that of "parasailing" in source BADIC,1980,,,343.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Parachutisme, parapente et deltaplane
  • Sports nautiques (Généralités)
DEF

Type de parachute à tuyères possédant la qualité de s'élever dans les airs lorsqu'il est tiré par un véhicule.

OBS

Ce parachute et cette forme de parachutisme sont utilisés aux fins d'initiation au parachutisme ou de compétition en précision d'atterrissage.

Spanish

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Record 2 2011-07-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Skydiving, Paragliding and Hang Gliding
  • Water Sports (General)
DEF

To be lifted and pulled along through the air while being harnessed in a slitted parachute towed against the wind by an automobile or motorboat.

OBS

From the definitions in sources WESPO,1976,,,301; MWORD,1982,,,194 and 195; SIWOR,1976,,,148; and BADIC,1980,,,343, it could easily be deducted that authors agree on "parasailing" (and "parasail", noun and verb) being a synonym of "parakiting" (and "parakite", noun and verb).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Parachutisme, parapente et deltaplane
  • Sports nautiques (Généralités)
DEF

Pratiquer le sport ou s'adonner à l'activité de décoller sous parachute à tuyères tracté par une automobile ou un bateau, la descente s'effectuant dès la fin de la traction.

Spanish

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