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volplane

[ vol-pleyn ]
/ ˈvɒlˌpleɪn /
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verb (used without object), vol·planed, vol·plan·ing.
to glide toward the earth in an airplane, with no motor power or with the power shut off.
noun
a glide in an airplane.
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Origin of volplane

1905–10; <French vol plané glided flight, equivalent to vol flight (noun derivative of voler<Latin volāre to fly) + plané, past participle of planer to glide (see plane1)

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volplanist, noun

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