base jump BASE jump


I. noun

a parachute jump from a fixed point, typically a high building or promontory, rather than an aircraft.
II. verb

( base-jump) [no obj.] perform a base jump.

he base jumped from the top on to the glacier below.
III. derivatives

1. base jumper

2. base jumping

– origin 1980s: base from b uilding, a ntenna-tower, s pan, e arth (denoting the types of structure used).

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