paragliding


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par·a·glid·ing

 (păr′ə-glī′dĭng)
n.
The sport or activity of flying by means of a paraglider.

[para(foil) + gliding, gerund of glide.]
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paragliding

(ˈpærəˌɡlaɪdɪŋ)
n
1. (Extreme Sports) the sport of cross-country gliding using a specially designed parachute shaped like flexible wings.
ˈparaˌglider n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paragliding - gliding in a parasailparagliding - gliding in a parasail    
gliding, sailplaning, soaring, glide, sailing - the activity of flying a glider
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Translations
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paragliding

[ˈpærəˌglaɪdɪŋ] Nparapente m
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paragliding

[ˈpærəglaɪdɪŋ] nle parapente m
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paragliding

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A close friend of Nasir said, the deceased was associated with paragliding since ten years and was the chief executive of Adventure Travel Pakistan.
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ISLAMABAD: More than 100 local and foreign paragliders from 50 countries are expected to participate in a five-day Pakistan International Paragliding Cup-2019 Kashmir Tourism and Culture Festival scheduled to be held In Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from September 27.
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GILGIT -- Paragliding is becoming popular sport with youth, including females, in Gilgit-Baltistan, but lack of facilities is hindering its development.
The festival will showcase different sports competitions and cultural events, including polo, sports for the physically challenged persons, traditional food stalls, cultural show, tug-of-war, skate shooting, marathon race, volleyball, cricket, football, badminton, table tennis paragliding, traditional shooting, and music nights.
Summary: Satara (Maharashtra), [India], Feb 13 (ANI): A 45-year-old South Korean national died during a paragliding event near Panchgani in Maharashtra's Satara district on Tuesday and a Mumbai-based man has been arrested in this connection, police said on Wednesday.
The glider wears the paramotor like a large backpack which is attached to paragliding wings.
Amaya View is the base of the Northern Mindanao Paragliding Club, and guests can fly for P2,500.
Su Pei-lun, the person who runs the paragliding field, told CNA that the 49-year-old South Korean man had been aloft for about 10 to 20 minutes before his shoot suddenly collapsed, sending him plummeting to the ground.