paraglider

noun
para·​glid·​er | \ ˈper-ə-ˌglī-dər How to pronounce paraglider (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paraglider

1 : a modified parachute used for paragliding
2 : a person who paraglides

Examples of paraglider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The paraglider was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the release said. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Paraglider crashes into home in eastern Boulder County," 13 June 2020 Following the English sports-car maker's IPO in 2018, the company's stock price has fallen like an inexperienced paraglider, the line featuring much more down than up. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Aston Smarting: Could Anything Have Changed Andy Palmer's Aston Martin Tenure?," 2 July 2020 State heroes rescue paraglider from tree 70-feet off the ground in north Alabama. Bob Sims | Rsims@al.com, al, "A transparency bill, better pay your taxes, and a guy stuck in a tree," 10 Mar. 2020 According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the paraglider became submerged in the frigid waters of the pond near Union Road in the Town of Oregon. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Paraglider rescued from partially frozen pond in Dane County," 7 Mar. 2020 The paraglider was face down, 30 feet above ground and trapped in high voltage transmission lines, forcing rescuers to take extreme precautions. Jonathan Vigliotti, CBS News, "Paraglider caught in power lines rescued in California," 20 Feb. 2020 Units arrived on scene in the area of Deer Island and found one single engine paraglider in Lake Beauclair. Jerry Fallstrom, orlandosentinel.com, "Kentucky man killed after paraglider 'spinning out of control’ crashes into Lake County lake," 29 July 2019 Bir, a hotbed of momos — and paragliding At our next destination, Bir, the Colonel’s Resort was jaw-droppingly beautiful with horses frolicking in the fields and paragliders floating in the sky — the town is a hotbed for the sport. New York Times, "Savoring the Taste of Memories in Northern India," 29 Oct. 2019 On Monday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Utah told the outlet that a call came in regarding an overdue paraglider who reportedly went off the radar near Sand Hollow State Park. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "YouTube's King of Random Star Grant Thompson Dies at 38 After Paragliding Accident," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of paraglider

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Paraglider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraglider. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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