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Definition of "glider" []

  • A light engineless aircraft designed to glide after being towed aloft or launched from a catapult. (noun)
  • A swinging couch suspended from a vertical frame. (noun)
  • A device that aids gliding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glider" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, the bird glider is obviously a miniature model of the airplanes the Egyptians were flying during the Old Kingdom."
  • "The glider is an appropriate emblem on many levels."
  • "The glider is the simplest Life pattern that moves, and the most instantly recognizable of all Life patterns."