noun Date: 1922 a glider of such design that it is able to rise in an upward air current • sailplane intransitive verbsailplaner noun

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  • sailplane — [sāl′plān΄] n. a light glider especially designed for soaring vi. sailplaned, sailplaning to fly a sailplane …   English World dictionary

  • sailplane — ► NOUN ▪ a glider designed for sustained flight …   English terms dictionary

  • sailplane — sailplaner, n. /sayl playn /, n., v., sailplaned, sailplaning. n. 1. a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air. v.i. 2. to soar in a sailplane. [1920 25; SAIL + PLANE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sailplane — sail•plane [[t]ˈseɪlˌpleɪn[/t]] n. v. planed, plan•ing 1) aer. a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air 2) to soar in a sailplane • Etymology: 1920–25 sail′plan er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sailplane — /ˈseɪlpleɪn / (say saylplayn) noun 1. a glider designed especially for sustained flight using ascending air currents. –verb (i) (sailplaned, sailplaning) 2. to soar in a sailplane. {sail + plane1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sailplane — sklandytuvas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sparnų keliamas, savo masės varomas, sunkesnis už orą skraidymo aparatas be variklio. Dauguma sklandytuvų pradinį aukštį ir greitį gauna velkami lėktuvo, žemės vilkiko,… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • sailplane — noun A glider that is optimised for soaring and is equipped with fixed wings and fuselage …   Wiktionary

  • sailplane — Synonyms and related words: aeroplane, airlift, airplane, balloon, be airborne, cruise, drift, ferry, flit, fly, glide, glider, gliding machine, hop, hover, hydroplane, jet, navigate, rocket glider, sail, seaplane, soar, take the air, take wing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sailplane — n. lightweight glider plane that can be lifted upward by rising air currents …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sailplane — A high performance glider meant for soaring. With their high aspect ratio wings and light weight, sailplanes can stay aloft for a considerable period …   Aviation dictionary

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