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glid·er

 (glī′dər)
n.
1. A light engineless aircraft designed to glide after being towed aloft or launched from a catapult.
2. A swinging sofa, bench, or chair suspended from a vertical frame.
3. A device that aids gliding.
4. Any of several arboreal marsupials that glide through the air by extending large folds of skin on the sides of the body between the forelegs and the hind legs, especially a flying phalanger.

glider

(ˈɡlaɪdə)
n
1. (Aeronautics) an aircraft capable of gliding and soaring in air currents without the use of an engine. See also sailplane
2. a person or thing that glides
3. (Animals) another name for flying phalanger

glid•er

(ˈglaɪ dər)

n.
1. a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft, launched by towing or by catapult.
2. a person or thing that glides.
3. a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glider - aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfacesglider - aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
hang glider - a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
Translations
طَائِرَةٌ شِرَاعِيَّةطائِرَه شِراعِيَّه
kluzákvětroňvetroň
svæveflysvæveflyver
purjelentokoneriippuliitäjäkulkuriliitokoneliuku
jedrilica
vitorlázó repülõgép
sviffluga
グライダー
글라이더
jadralno letalo
segelflygplan
เครื่องร่อน
planörplânör
tàu lượn

glider

[ˈglaɪdəʳ] N
1. (Aer) → planeador m; (towed) → avión m remolcado
2. (US) (= swing) → columpio m

glider

[ˈglaɪdər] n (= aircraft) → planeur m

glider

n (Aviat) → Segelflugzeug nt; glider pilotSegelflieger(in) m(f)

glider

[ˈglaɪdəʳ] n (Aer) → aliante m

glide

(glaid) verb
1. to move smoothly and easily. The dancers glided across the floor.
2. to travel by or fly a glider.
noun
a gliding movement.
ˈglider noun
a small, light aeroplane which has no engine.
ˈgliding noun
the flying of gliders. I enjoy gliding.

glider

طَائِرَةٌ شِرَاعِيَّة vetroň svævefly Segelflugzeug ανεμοπλάνο planeador purjelentokone planeur jedrilica aliante グライダー 글라이더 glijder seilfly szybowiec planador планер segelflygplan เครื่องร่อน planör tàu lượn 滑翔机
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AoIn a decade we think it will be commonplace to have roving fleets of these gliders making transoceanic trips around the world.
And for the rest of the day Peugeot sent several score of journalists up in gliders at the club in Stratford-upon-Avon without using a single drop of fuel.
Forgotten Wings: Gliders in Normandy and Southern France.
The Navy will acquire underwater gliders to boost its oceanographic research efforts and to help improve the positioning of fleets during naval maneuvers.
Cargo gliders and their recovery technique offer proven capabilities that can revolutionize tactical sustainment.
I hope the CAA will encourage, as a matter of urgency, the development of a lightweight transponder for gliders which can be used regardless of altitude.
The RAF admitted yesterday that there was little they could do to avoid gliders, which are often difficult to see against the background of cloudy skies.
More than 30 Reservists are involved in helping cadets learn to pilot gliders.
The bulky gliders, each carrying about 30 soldiers, were forced to land in restricted areas, sometimes in the dark and under heavy gunfire.
The armada of transport carriers included 392 Horsa gliders and 14 Hamilcar gliders.
Most of the 3,500 Horsa gliders made in Britain between 1942 and 1945 were made in Birmingham and test-flown at airfields across the Midlands