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glider

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noun glid·er \ˈglī-dər\

Simple Definition of glider

  • : an aircraft that is similar to an airplane but without an engine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glider

  1. 1 :  one that glides: as a :  an aircraft similar to an airplane but without an engine b :  a porch seat suspended from an upright framework

  2. 2 :  something that aids gliding

15th Century

First Known Use of glider

15th century

Rhymes with glider


GLIDER Defined for Kids

glider

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noun glid·er \ˈglī-dər\

Definition of glider for Students

  1. :  an aircraft without an engine that glides on air currents




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