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chute



Pronunciation: (shOOt), [key]
n., v., chut•ed, chut•ing.


n.
1. an inclined channel, as a trough, tube, or shaft, for conveying water, grain, coal, etc., to a lower level.
2. a waterfall or steep descent, as in a river.
3. a water slide, as at an amusement park.
4. a steep slope, as for tobogganing.
5. out of the chute, at the start; at the very beginning: The new business made mistakes right out of the chute and failed within a year.

v.t.
to move or deposit, by or as if by means of a chute: The dock had facilities for chuting grain directly into the hold of a vessel.

v.i.
to descend by or as if by means of a chute.

chute



Pronunciation: (shOOt), [key]
n., v., chut•ed, chut•ing.


n.
a parachute.

v.i.
to descend from the air by or as if by a parachute.

v.t.
to drop from an aircraft by means of a parachute: Supplies were chuted to the snowbound mountain climbers.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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