paragliding
noun Date: 1978 the recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute • paraglide intransitive verb

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  • Paragliding — is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free flying, foot launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing …   Wikipedia

  • paragliding — (izg. pàraglajding) m DEFINICIJA sport letenje pomoću padobrana kojim se spušta s litica i uzvisina; »padobransko jedrenje« ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • paragliding — ► NOUN ▪ a sport in which a person glides through the air by means of a wide parachute after jumping from or being hauled to a height. DERIVATIVES paraglide verb paraglider noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Paragliding — Gleitschirm im Flug Über dem Stubaital …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • paragliding — par·a·glid·ing (părʹə glī dĭng) n. The sport or activity of flying by means of a paraglider.   [parafoil + gliding, gerund of glide.] * * * ▪ sport       sport of flying parachutes (parachute) with design modifications that enhance their gliding… …   Universalium

  • Paragliding — Pa|ra|gli|ding 〈[ glaıdıŋ] n.; od. s; unz.〉 das Fliegen mit einem Gleitsegel (als Sportart) [engl.; verkürzt <parachute „Fallschirm“ + glide „gleiten“] * * * Pa|ra|gli|ding […gla̮idɪŋ ], das; s [engl., zu: para , in Zus. kurz für: parachute =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Paragliding — Pa|ra|gli|ding* [...glaidiŋ] das; s <aus gleichbed. engl. paragliding, zu to glide »(dahin)gleiten«> das Fliegen von Berghängen mit einem fallschirmähnlichen Gleitsegel; Gleitschirmfliegen, Gleitsegeln …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • paragliding — noun /ˈpærəɡlaɪdɪŋ/ The sport of gliding with a paraglider …   Wiktionary

  • Paragliding — Pa|ra|gli|ding 〈 [ glaıdıŋ] n.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.; Sport〉 das Fliegen mit einem Gleitsegler (als Sportart) [Etym.: engl.; verkürzt <parachute »Fallschirm« + glide »gleiten«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Paragliding — Gleitschirmfliegen, Gleitsegeln …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

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