Parakite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parakite A train or series of kites on one string and flying tandem, used for attaining great heights and for sending up instruments for meteorological observations or a man for military reconnaissance; also, a kite of such a train.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parakite A number of kites connected in series and flying tandem, used for attaining great heights and sending up instruments for meteorological observations, aërial photography, signaling, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Para-, + kite,

Usage

In literature:

The few wild Fowls that are here, are Parakites, and some other small Birds.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
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