[ par-uh-glahy-der ]

  1. 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.

  2. a person who engages in paragliding.

Origin of paraglider

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

Words Nearby paraglider Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023