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glide slope

noun

Definition of glide slope

  1. 1 :  the proper path of descent for an aircraft preparing to land; especially :  such a path indicated by a radio beam

  2. 2 :  the radio beam that marks a glide slope



Circa 1949

First Known Use of glide slope

circa 1949


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