- a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.
- to soar in a sailplane.
Origin of sailplane
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The Hungarian approached and looked at the sailplane in interest.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
I'll be in the back seat of your sailplane with a portable camera.
Freddy laughed, even as he looked apprehensively over the sailplane's side.
- a high-performance glider
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