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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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