[ glahyd-path, -pahth ]

noun,plural glide·paths [glahyd-pathz, -pahthz, -paths, -pahths]. /ˈglaɪdˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/.
  1. the course followed by an aircraft or spacecraft when descending for a landing.

Origin of glidepath

First recorded in 1935–40; glide + path Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glidepath in a sentence

  • It lined itself up with the runway, precisely followed the correct glide-path, and flared out just over the end of the runway.

    Pushbutton War | Joseph P. Martino

British Dictionary definitions for glide path

glide path

  1. the approach path of an aircraft when landing, usually defined by a radar beam

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