box kite


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box kite

n.
A tailless kite formed in the shape of a box with open ends and usually an open middle.

box kite

n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a kite with a boxlike frame open at both ends
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Noun1.box kite - a kite shaped like a box open at both endsbox kite - a kite shaped like a box open at both ends
kite - plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
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A large box kite is among the many unique and popular designs at the event.
KITE BOX Kite boxes offer a safe and secure way to store all of your kites on your boat and back on land.
In Edmunds, last week, he was as easy to control as a box kite in a hurricane.
Pilots lost at sea used to release the Gibson-Girl box kite. Ships and airplanes would mark the kite's position to rescue downed pilots.
On the third year though a kiter from Halifax was flying a home- made box kite on an exceptionally long line, far in excess of any line normally found on kites.
Ancient kite has a global history :n The kite is believed to have originated around 2,500 years ago in China, Malaysia or Indonesia.n Kite flying was banned in Japan in 1760 because too many people preferred to fly kites than work.n The world record for the longest kite fly is 180 hours.n Approximately 12 people are killed each year in kiting accidents across the world.n You do not need wind to fly a kite.n Benjamin Franklin used a kite to prove that lightning was electricity.n Englishman Lawrence Hargrave emigrated to Australia, where he invented the box kite in 1893.n In 1901 Marconi used a Hexagon kite to transmit the first radio signals across the Atlantic.
Later, the two apply the principles learned from various experiments to the construction of a complicated box kite that will actually fly and even carry them short distances.
"Mike's bringing a box kite he made at a workshop in the park," I say.
In the distance, she saw a box kite soaring high in the sky.
Hargrave invented the box kite, a contribution that should earn this amateur historian a permanent, if small, mention in the chronicles of modem aviation.
Mr Hargrave invented the box kite, a contribution that should earn the amateur historian a permanent, if small, mention in the chronicles of modern aviation.
Did you know that the Wright brothers' first airplane was a lot like a kind of kite called a box kite? Imagine how brave they were to fly off in a kite with a motor and a propeller.