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hang gliding

noun

Definition of hang gliding

  1. :  the act or action of flying in a hang glider <I've always wanted to try hang gliding.>



Word by Word Definitions

hangplay
  1. :  to fasten to some elevated point without support from below :  suspend

    :  to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

    :  to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height

  1. :  the manner in which a thing hangs

    :  declivity, slope

    :  droop

glideplay gliding
  1. :  to move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly

    :  to go or pass imperceptibly

    :  to descend gradually in controlled flight

  1. :  a calm stretch of shallow water flowing smoothly

    :  the act or action of gliding

    :  portamento


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