BASE jumping

base jumping UK / US or BASE jumping UK [ˈbeɪs ˌdʒʌmpɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable]
the sport of jumping with a parachute from high places such as buildings or mountains

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  • BASE jumping — is involving the use of a parachute or the sequenced use of a wingsuit and parachute to jump from fixed objects with the parachute unopened at the jump (else see paragliding). BASE is an acronym that stands for the four categories of fixed… …   Wikipedia

  • base jumping — /bās jumˈping/ noun The recreational practice of parachuting from low level objects and structures (esp landmarks), including specifically a building, an aerial, a span and an earthbound object (eg a mountain) ORIGIN: Acronymic • • • base jump… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Base-Jumping — Base Jumper beim Sprung von einem Gebäude in Shanghai Der Begriff Base Jumping (zu Deutsch etwa Objektsprung, Objektspringen) bezeichnet das Fallschirmspringen von festen Objekten. Das Apronym base, auch B.A.S.E. steht für die englischen Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BASE-Jumping — Base Jumper beim Sprung von einem Gebäude, in Shanghai Der Begriff Objektsprung, Objektspringen oder englisch base jumping bezeichnet das Fallschirmspringen von festen Objekten. Das Apronym base steht für die englischen Begriffe building… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BASE Jumping — Base Jumper beim Sprung von einem Gebäude, in Shanghai Der Begriff Objektsprung, Objektspringen oder englisch base jumping bezeichnet das Fallschirmspringen von festen Objekten. Das Apronym base steht für die englischen Begriffe building… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BASE jumping — [ˈbeıs ˌdʒʌmpıŋ] n [U] Building, Antenna, Span, Earth a sport in which people jump off tall objects such as buildings, bridges, or cliffs, using a ↑parachute …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Base jumping — Base jump Building (Immeuble) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • BASE jumping — noun An extreme sport consisting of jumping from a fixed structure on land, using a parachute …   Wiktionary

  • BASE jumping — noun Etymology: building, antenna, span, earth Date: 1982 the activity or sport of parachuting from a high structure (as a building, tower, or bridge) or cliff • BASE jumper noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • base jumping — noun perform such a jump. → base jump …   English new terms dictionary

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