hang glider

noun

Definition of hang glider

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

hang glide

intransitive verb

hang gliding

noun

Illustration of hang glider

1930

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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