paraglider

noun

para·​glid·​er ˈper-ə-ˌglī-dər How to pronounce paraglider (audio)
ˈpa-rə-
1
: a modified parachute used for paragliding
2
: a person who paraglides

Examples of paraglider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Individual teachers have also come under fire for social media posts, including an image supporting Hamas paragliders on Oct. 7, and a classroom map of the Middle East that omitted Israel. Cayla Bamberger, New York Daily News, 8 May 2024 The short adventures are shot by cyclists, cave explorers, paragliders and mountain climbers. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 23 Mar. 2024 The document provided a guide for protests, suggested messages, even images to be used on posters, which featured the paragliders Hamas fighters had used in the attack. Will Carless, USA TODAY, 22 May 2024 Oceanwide also owes back taxes to Los Angeles County and money to repay the city for security put in place in response to the graffiti and other incidents including BASE-jumping paragliders leaping form the towers. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for paraglider 

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paraglider was in 1944

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“Paraglider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraglider. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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