- a former Brit name for the red kiteSee kite 1 (def. 4)
Old English glida; related to Old Norse gletha, Middle Low German glede
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And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind.The Romance of Names
And the Glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind.
Whether the word raah, which is translated as Glede in Deut.
A cinnamon fly, with glede wings mixed with jungle cock, and ribbed with gold.Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c.
It is indeed in consequence of this flight that it has been called the Glede, the word being derived from its gliding movements.