paragliding

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noun para·glid·ing \ˈper-ə-ˌglī-diŋ, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of paragliding

  1. :  the recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute

paraglide

play \ˈper-ə-ˌglīd, ˈpa-rə-\ intransitive verb

1978

First Known Use of paragliding

1978


PARAGLIDING Defined for English Language Learners

paragliding

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Definition of paragliding for English Language Learners

  • : a sport in which a person jumps from a high place (such as a cliff or an airplane) and uses a special kind of parachute to float down to the ground


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