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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- hang around,
- hang back,
- hang behind,
- hang by a thread,
- hang fire,
- hang gliding,
- hang in,
- hang in the balance,
- hang it,
- hang loose
Origin of hang glider
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for hang-glider
I especially enjoy the scene where he uses a kite as a hang-glider.
As soon as it was off I shoved the hang-glider with all the force I could muster towards the edge.The Revolutions of Time|Jonathan Dunn
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
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