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paraglider

[ par-uh-glahy-der ]
/ ˈpær əˌglaɪ dər /
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noun

Also called parawing. a steerable glider with inflatable wings proposed for use as an emergency vehicle for travel between a space station and the earth or for the recovery of rocket boosters.
a person who engages in paragliding.

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Origin of paraglider

First recorded in 1940–45; para-3 + glider
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