Glider



[glahy-der] /ˈglaɪ dər/

noun
1.
a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft for from a higher to a lower level by the action of gravity or from a lower to a higher level by the action of air currents.
2.
a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.
3.
a person or thing that .
4.
a person who pilots a glider.
/ˈɡlaɪdə/
noun
1.
an aircraft capable of gliding and soaring in air currents without the use of an engine See also sailplane
2.
a person or thing that glides
3.
another name for flying phalanger
n.

mid-15c., “person or thing that glides,” agent noun from glide. Meaning “motorless airplane” is c.1897.

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