a kitelike glider consisting of a V-shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped: kept aloft by updrafts and guided by the pilot's shifting body weight.
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Origin of hang glider
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for hang glider
an unpowered aircraft consisting of a large cloth wing stretched over a light framework from which the pilot hangs in a harness, using a horizontal bar to control the flight
Derived forms of hang-gliderhang-gliding, noun
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