Definitions for sailplaneˈseɪlˌpleɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sail•planeˈseɪlˌpleɪn(n.; v.)-planed, -plan•ing.

  1. (n.)a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.

    Category: Aeronautics

  2. (v.i.)to soar in a sailplane.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glider, sailplane(verb)

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

  2. sailplane, soar(verb)

    fly a plane without an engine


  1. sailplane(Noun)

    A glider that is optimised for soaring and is equipped with fixed wings and fuselage.

  2. Origin: sail + plane


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