the course followed by an aircraft or spacecraft when descending for a landing.
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How to use glidepath in a sentence
With the South Carolina GOP primary behind him, Sen. Lindsey Graham appears to be on a glide path to re-election.T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina | Patricia Murphy | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
McAuliffe had been given a glide path to the nomination and had the active support of almost every Democratic elected official.How the Richer, Better Run Campaign Barely Won in Virginia | Ben Jacobs | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thousands of other flights have landed safely without the glide-path aid in all kinds of weather and traffic situations.
Immigration reform is on a glide path out of the Senate, reports Michelle Cottle, but may yet crash in the House.House Republicans Brace for Crazy-Making Intraparty Immigration Fight | Michelle Cottle | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such a glide path to nomination will be delightful for the nominee, but dangerous for the party.On Hillary: Why Do Democrats Want to Become the Party of Stagnant Ideas? | David Frum | April 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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
the approach path of an aircraft when landing, usually defined by a radar beam
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