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glidepath

[ glahyd-path, -pahth ]
/ ˈglaɪdˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ /
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noun, plural glide·paths [glahyd-pathz, -pahthz, -paths, -pahths]. /ˈglaɪdˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/.

the course followed by an aircraft or spacecraft when descending for a landing.

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Origin of glidepath

First recorded in 1935–40; glide + path
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Example sentences from the Web for glidepath

  • So is Rubio saying that his bill, his baby, his glidepath to the White House, couldn't even get 25 Republican votes in the House?

    The Right and Immigration|Michael Tomasky|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for glidepath

glide path

glide slope


noun

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