volplane

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

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)
Related formsvol·plan·ist, noun
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