hang glider

noun

Definition of hang glider

: a kitelike glider from which a harnessed rider hangs while gliding down from a cliff or hill

hang glide

intransitive verb

hang gliding

noun

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First Known Use of hang glider

1930


HANG GLIDER Defined for English Language Learners

hang glider

noun

Definition of hang glider for English Language Learners

  • : a small aircraft that consists of a metal frame covered with strong cloth and that is flown through the air by a person who hangs beneath it; also : a person who flies a hang glider


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