noun Date: 15th century 1. one that glides: as a. an aircraft similar to an airplane but without an engine b. a porch seat suspended from an upright framework 2. something that aids gliding

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  • Glider — Glid er, n. 1. One who, or that which, glides. [1913 Webster] 2. a heavier than air flying machine similar to an airplane, but without an engine. It is typically towed to a high altitide by a powered aircraft and then glides to earth with no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glider — mid 15c., person or thing that glides, agent noun from GLIDE (Cf. glide). Meaning motorless airplane is c.1897 …   Etymology dictionary

  • glider — ► NOUN 1) a light aircraft designed to fly without using an engine. 2) a person or thing that glides …   English terms dictionary

  • glider — [glīd′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that glides 2. a heavier than air aircraft without an engine, using airflow to produce free flight ☆ 3. a porch seat suspended in a frame so that it can glide or swing back and forth …   English World dictionary

  • Glider — Gliders or Sailplanes are heavier than air aircraft primarily intended for unpowered flight. See also gliding and motor gliders for more details. [cite web url = title …   Wikipedia

  • glider — /gluy deuhr/, n. 1. a motorless, heavier than air aircraft for gliding from a higher to a lower level by the action of gravity or from a lower to a higher level by the action of air currents. 2. a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended …   Universalium

  • glider — n. 1) to fly a glider 2) to launch; tow a glider 3) a glider flies; glides; soars * * * [ glaɪdə] glides soars tow a glider a glider flies to fly a glider to launch …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Glider — Hacker Emblem: Der Glider Das Hackeremblem ist ein im Oktober 2003 von dem Hacker und Programmierer Eric Steven Raymond vorgeschlagenes Logo für die gesamte Linux , Open Source , GNU und BSD Hackerkultur. Während es zuvor nur spezifischere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GLIDER — Группа возникла в 1995 году по инициативе Ольги Габай. Состав группы за период её существования неоднократно менялся. Последний состав выглядит так: Сергей Прокофьев (соло), Ольга Габай (бас), Сергей Поляков (барабаны), Евгений Афанасьев (ритм,… …   Русский рок. Малая энциклопедия

  • Glider — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Glider », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot glider est un terme anglais désignant un …   Wikipédia en Français

  • glider — noun /ˈɡlaɪdə(r)/ a) Any heavier than air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight b) A sailplane Syn: hang glider, motor glider, paraglider …   Wiktionary

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