hang glider


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hang glider

n.
1. A device resembling a kite from which a harnessed rider hangs while gliding from a height.
2. The rider of such a device.
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hang′ glid`er


n.
a kitelike glider consisting of a V-shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hang glider - a rider of a hang gliderhang glider - a rider of a hang glider    
rider - a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
2.hang glider - a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height
glider, sailplane - aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
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He also accompanied a flock of cranes on a hang glider, shot a tiger with a tranquilliser gun and released leopards into a wildlife sanctuary.
In the past he has piloted a jet fighter, ridden horses, flown a hang glider, shot a tiger with a tranquilliser gun and even released leopards into a sanctuary.
Although his hands were visibly trembling throughout his spirited run, the father of two managed to complete the first two obstacles, the floating steps and the tricky hang glider.
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