adjective see kite I

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  • kitelike — adjective a) Resembling a kite (toy carried on the wind) or some aspect of one. b) Resembling a kite (bird of prey) or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • hang glider — noun Date: 1930 a kitelike glider from which a harnessed rider hangs while gliding down from a cliff or hill • hang glide intransitive verb • hang gliding noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kite — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cȳta; akin to Middle High German kūze owl Date: before 12th century 1. any of various usually small hawks (family Accipitridae) with long narrow wings and often a notched or forked tail 2. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hang glider — a kitelike glider consisting of a V shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped: kept aloft by updrafts and guided by the pilot s shifting body weight. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Garuda — In Hindu mythology, the bird (similar to a kite or eagle) on whom the god Vishnu rides. Garuda was a younger brother of Aruna, charioteer of the sun god Surya. His mother was enslaved by nagas (hence the emnity between kites and serpents) and was …   Universalium

  • hang glider — hang′ glid er n. spo aer. a kitelike glider consisting of aV shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • hang gliding — ☆ hang gliding n. the sport of gliding through the air while hanging suspended by a harness from a large kitelike device (hang glider) …   English World dictionary

  • brahmany kite — noun see brahminy kite * * * Brahmany kite, a kitelike bird of prey of India, regarded as sacred by the Hindus …   Useful english dictionary

  • ski-kiting — skiˈ kiting noun Water skiing holding on to a bar on a kitelike device • • • Main Entry: ↑ski …   Useful english dictionary

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