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[glahy-der] /ˈglaɪ dər/

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.
a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.
a person or thing that .
a person who pilots a glider.
an aircraft capable of gliding and soaring in air currents without the use of an engine See also sailplane
a person or thing that glides
another name for flying phalanger

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


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