hang glider

A glider, including a powered glider with the engine not operating, capable of being launched and landed solely by the use of the pilot’s legs. The term includes paragliders.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • hang-glider — hang gliders also hang glider 1) N COUNT A hang glider is a type of glider, made from large piece of cloth fixed to a frame. It is used to fly from high places, with the pilot hanging underneath. 2) N COUNT A hang glider is a person who flies… …   English dictionary

  • hang-glider — hang .glider n 1.) a large frame covered with cloth that you hold on to and fly slowly through the air on, without an engine 2.) someone who flies using a hang glider …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang-glider — a type of popular flying device, 1971; see HANG (Cf. hang) (v.) + GLIDE (Cf. glide) (v.). The verb hang gliding is from the same time …   Etymology dictionary

  • hang glider — hang ,glider noun count a simple aircraft with no engine that you hang under and control by moving your body ╾ hang ,gliding noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hang-glider — ► NOUN ▪ an unpowered flying apparatus for a single person, consisting of a frame with a fabric aerofoil stretched over it from which the operator is suspended. DERIVATIVES hang glide verb hang gliding noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hang glider — noun 1. a rider of a hang glider • Hypernyms: ↑rider 2. a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height • Hypernyms: ↑glider, ↑sailplane * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : a small aircraft that consists of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang-glider — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hang glider : singular hang glider plural hang gliders a) a simple aircraft with no engine that you hang under and control by moving your body b) someone who flies and controls a hang glider …   English dictionary

  • hang-glider — noun a) hang glider (plane) b) hang glider (person) …   Wiktionary

  • hang glider — see hang glider …   English dictionary

  • hang glider — hang′ glid er n. spo aer. a kitelike glider consisting of aV shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • hang-glider — /ˈhæŋ glaɪdə / (say hang gluyduh) noun 1. a simple kite like glider without a fuselage but with a framework from which a person hangs in a harness, using a horizontal bar to control flight. 2. a person operating such a glider …   Australian English dictionary

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