gliding angle

noun

Definition of gliding angle 

: the angle between the plane of the horizon and the path of a glider or airplane especially : the least angle at which a glider or airplane will glide to earth in still air

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History and Etymology for gliding angle

gliding from gerund of glide entry 1

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