free-fall

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as free fall)
    an ideal state in which the only force acting on an object is the Earth’s gravitational attraction

Construction

  • (written as free fall)
    Descent of freshly mixed concrete into forms without drop chutes or other means of confinement.
  • (written as free fall)
    The distance the concrete falls.

Military

  • noun a method of opening a parachute, where the parachutist descends some distance through the air before pulling a rip-cord.
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