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Definition of "paraglider" [paraglider]

  • A recreational aircraft consisting of a large parafoil equipped with a harness from which a rider hangs while gliding from a height. (noun)
  • One who engages in paragliding. (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 "paraglider" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Rogallo's invention, now called the paraglider, was seen as a way to bring space capsules back to earth with more precision than a traditional parachute allows."
  • "We sat there talking and laughing for about half an hour until his friend, another paraglider, came over to point out that the rain had stopped and it was flyable again."
  • "Months later I realized that for a paraglider to turn down any chance to fly, after having driven most of the morning to get to a site, was pretty extraordinary."
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