Paraglider meaning

părə-glīdər
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A recreational aircraft consisting of a large parafoil equipped with a harness from which a rider hangs while gliding from a height.
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One who engages in paragliding.
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One who paraglides.
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A lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure, wherein the pilot sits in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed by its suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
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Origin of paraglider

  • para(foil) glider

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition