[ seyl-pleyn ]
/ ˈseɪlˌpleɪn /
a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.
verb (used without object), sail·planed, sail·plan·ing.
to soar in a sailplane.
Related formssail·plan·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for sailplane
Freddy laughed, even as he looked apprehensively over the sailplane's side.
I'll be in the back seat of your sailplane with a portable camera.
The Hungarian approached and looked at the sailplane in interest.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for sailplane
/ (ˈseɪlˌpleɪn) /
a high-performance glider
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