glider

[ glahy-der ]
/ ˈglaɪ dər /

noun

a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft for gliding from a higher to a lower level by the action of gravity or from a lower to a higher level by the action of air currents.
a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.
a person or thing that glides.
a person who pilots a glider.

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Origin of glider

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at glide, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for glider

glider
/ (ˈɡlaɪdə) /

noun

an aircraft capable of gliding and soaring in air currents without the use of an engineSee also sailplane
a person or thing that glides
another name for flying phalanger
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