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ul·tra·light

 (ŭl′trə-līt′, ŭl′trə-līt′)
n.
Any of various very light recreational aircraft having a single seat or two seats, a very small engine, and usually a fixed wing. Early ultralights were essentially motorized hang gliders.
adj.
1. Very light.
2. Relating to or being an ultralight.

ultralight

(ˈʌltrəˈlaɪt)
adj
1. weighing very little
2. (Aeronautics) aviation relating to an aircraft that weighs very little
n
(Aeronautics) aviation an aircraft that weighs very little

ul•tra•light

(adj. ˌʌl trəˈlaɪt, ˈʌl trəˌlaɪt; n. ˈʌl trəˌlaɪt)

adj.
1. extremely lightweight in comparison with others of its kind.
n.
2. something that is ultralight.
3. a light single-seat airplane.
[1970–75]
Translations

ultralight

[ˈʌltrəˈlaɪt]
A. ADJultraligero
B. N (Aer) → ultraligero m
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