Definitions for gliderˈglaɪ dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glid•erˈglaɪ dər(n.)

  1. a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft, launched by towing or by catapult.

    Category: Aeronautics

  2. a person or thing that glides.

  3. a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of glider:

1400–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glider, sailplane(noun)

    aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

Wiktionary

  1. glider(Noun)

    Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.

  2. glider(Noun)

    A pilot of glider aircraft.

  3. glider(Noun)

    Anything that glides, especially an animal or aircraft.

  4. glider(Noun)

    In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.

  5. Origin: to glide + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glider(noun)

    one who, or that which, glides

Freebase

  1. Glider

    A glider or sailplane is a type of glider aircraft used in the sport of gliding. It has rigid wings and an undercarriage. Some gliders, known as motor gliders, are also used for gliding and soaring, but have engines which can be used for extending a flight and, for some types, for take-off. Aircraft such as hang gliders and paragliders are foot-launched and so are described in separate articles, though their differences from sailplanes are covered below. Glider aircraft that are used for purposes other than recreation, for example for military purposes, do not soar. Sports gliders benefit from creating the least drag for any given amount of lift, and this is best achieved with long, thin wings and a fully faired narrow cockpit. Aircraft with these features are able to climb efficiently in rising air and can glide long distances at high speed with a minimum loss of height in between.

CrunchBase

  1. Glider

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

glider(noun)

a small, light aeroplane which has no engine.

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