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Topic: TECHNOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: 'fall', from Old French cheoir 'to fall'

chute

noun
     
chute [countable]
1DT a long narrow structure that slopes down, so that things or people can slide down it from one place to another:
a rubbish chute
a laundry chute
The pool had several water chutes.
2 informalTTA a parachute
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