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.

hang′ glid`er


n.
a kitelike glider consisting of a V-shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped.
[1925–30]
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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