Hargrave kite
Box kite Box kite A kite, invented by Lawrence Hargrave, of Sydney, Australia, which consist of two light rectangular boxes, or cells open on two sides, and fastened together horizontally. Called also {Hargrave kite}, or {cellular kite}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Hargrave kite — noun see box kite …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hargrave box kite —        kite designed, built, and flown by the aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave (Hargrave, Lawrence) in the 1890s.       Hargrave began his experiments with kites in 1893. His goal was to build a kite so efficient that it would advance into… …   Universalium

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  • HARGRAVE, Lawrence (1850-1915) — pioneer in aviation was born in England on 29 January 1850. He was the second son of John Fletcher Hargrave (1815 1885), an English barrister, who came to Australia in 1857, and his wife Ann Hargrave. The elder Hargrave was appointed a district… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • kite — kite1 kiter, n. kitelike, adj. /kuyt/, n., v., kited, kiting. n. 1. a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string. 2. any of several small birds of the hawk family Accipitridae that have long,… …   Universalium

  • Hargrave, Lawrence — ▪ British aeronautical engineer born Jan. 29, 1850, Greenwich, London, Eng. died July 6, 1915, Sydney, Australia       English aviation pioneer and inventor of the box kite (Hargrave box kite).       Born and educated in England, Hargrave… …   Universalium

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