glide slope

noun Aeronautics.

the angle that the glidepath of an aircraft or spacecraft makes with the horizontal.

Nearby words

  1. glib ice,
  2. glidden,
  3. glide,
  4. glide path,
  5. glide plane,
  6. glide time,
  7. glidepath,
  8. glider,
  9. gliding,
  10. gliding bacteria

Origin of glide slope

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called glide angle, gliding angle. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019