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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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glider

[ˈglaɪdər] n (= aircraft) → planeur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

glider

n (Aviat) → Segelflugzeug nt; glider pilotSegelflieger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

glider

[ˈglaɪdəʳ] n (Aer) → aliante m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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This happy outcome is a result of the ways in which gliders are defined and certificated by the FAA, coupled with the longstanding lack of a medical requirement to fly them.
and Schlumberger have created Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, the world's first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles.
Nick Patton, training grounds manager for Jockey Club Estates, said: "Two gliders collided and one crashed close to the approach road for the Al Bahathri.
A jury at Oxford Coroner's Court recorded a verdict of accidental death as her parents and the coroner urged changes to be made to similar gliders.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior voiced its concern on Tuesday over the possibility that groups like al-Qaeda might use gliders to cross the Saudi-Iraqi border, reported the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ ALAWSAT Wednesday.
German gliders in World War II; Luftwaffe gliders and their powered variants.
And she successfully completed her maiden solo flight in one of the club's K13 gliders.
"Wood Week" is an annual event at The Midland Gliding Club on the Long Mynd and this year attracted wooden gliders from countries around the world.
Richard Westmaas But now thanks to Dutch enthusiast Richard Westmaas, it will at last go on public display as part of events in Holland to mark September's 75th anniversary of the epic Arnhem operation, in which Horsa gliders played a leading part.