Glider definition

glīdər
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A porch seat suspended in a frame so that it can glide or swing back and forth.
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A heavier-than-air aircraft without an engine, using airflow to produce free flight.
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A device that aids gliding.
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Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
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Anything that glides, especially an animal or aircraft.
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(mathematics) In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.
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A kind of garden swing.
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Hang glider, motor glider, paraglider, sailplane.
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A light engineless aircraft designed to glide after being towed aloft or launched from a catapult.
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A swinging couch suspended from a vertical frame.
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Any of several arboreal marsupials that glide through the air by extending large folds of skin on the sides of the body between the forelegs and the hind legs, especially a flying phalanger.
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A person or thing that glides.
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A pilot of glider aircraft.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glider
Plural:
gliders

Origin of glider

  • glide +‎ -er

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