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Definition of "sailplane" []

  • A light glider used especially for soaring. (noun)
  • To fly a sailplane. (verb-intransitive)

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 "sailplane" in a sentence
  • "FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the glider, described as a sailplane, apparently disconnected after the Saturday afternoon collision and landed safely a short time later."
  • "Loro Piana, the brand synonymous with Italian cashmere, launches an eyewear line using sailplane technology to deliver a superior polarized lens."
  • "In Cumbrian dialect the sailplane pilots known as the "rock polishers" who fly over the Lake District might be termed as "leet as a fedder feather"."