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sail·plane

 (sāl′plān′)
n.
A light glider used especially for soaring.
intr.v. sail·planed, sail·plan·ing, sail·planes
To fly a sailplane.
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sailplane

(ˈseɪlˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) a high-performance glider
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sail•plane

(ˈseɪlˌpleɪn)

n., v. -planed, -plan•ing. n.
1. a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.
v.i.
2. to soar in a sailplane.
[1920–25]
sail′plan`er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sailplane - aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfacessailplane - 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
Verb1.sailplane - fly a plane without an engine
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
glide - fly in or as if in a glider plane
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Translations
purjelentokone

sailplane

[ˈseɪlpleɪn] Nplaneador m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sailplane

nSegelflugzeug nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sailplane

[ˈseɪlˌpleɪn] n (Aer) → veleggiatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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