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: one that glides: such as
: an aircraft similar to an airplane but without an engine
: a porch seat suspended from an upright framework
: something that aids gliding
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: an aircraft that is similar to an airplane but without an engine
See the full definition for glider in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: an aircraft without an engine that glides on air currents
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