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sail·plane

 (sāl′plān′)
n.
A light glider used especially for soaring.
intr.v. sail·planed, sail·plan·ing, sail·planes
To fly a sailplane.

sailplane

(ˈseɪlˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) a high-performance glider

sail•plane

(ˈseɪlˌpleɪn)

n., v. -planed, -plan•ing. n.
1. a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.
v.i.
2. to soar in a sailplane.
[1920–25]
sail′plan`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sailplane - aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfacessailplane - 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
Verb1.sailplane - fly a plane without an engine
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
glide - fly in or as if in a glider plane
Translations
purjelentokone

sailplane

[ˈseɪlpleɪn] Nplaneador m

sailplane

nSegelflugzeug nt

sailplane

[ˈseɪlˌpleɪn] n (Aer) → veleggiatore m
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