paraglider

noun
para·​glid·​er | \ˈper-ə-ˌglī-dər, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of paraglider 

1 : a modified parachute used for paragliding

2 : a person who paraglides

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The agency’s helicopter, the Eagle, caught up with the paraglider about 500 feet in the air and sounded its siren, the report said. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Watch as paraglider flies in controlled airspace above Boca Raton," 4 Apr. 2018 Big Blue has seen me through some epic times, from big walls in Zion to first ascents in Yosemite to my first 100-kilometer flight in my paraglider. Cedar Wright, Outside Online, ""Give Your Sprinter to a Real Dirtbag!"," 9 Apr. 2018 This is also home to Torrey Pines Gliderport, where hang gliders and paragliders launch from a seaside perch. Keli Dailey, San Francisco Chronicle, "One Day, One Place: On the waterfront in San Diego," 3 Jan. 2018 Theurillat runs One Day -- a coaching method centered on one individual, with one coach addressing subject in one day -- and works with everyone from Olympians to paragliders and businesses. Matt Majendie, CNN, "Mini Transat: Mind over matter on the high seas for yachtsman Simon Koster," 31 Oct. 2017 Hang gliders came along in the 1970s, then paragliders. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Watch gliders fly and architecture soar on a La Jolla clifftop," 4 Oct. 2017 What: The Torrey Pines Gliderport sits between the UCSD campus and the sea, sending skyward a steady stream of paraglider pilots and the occasional model airplane. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Watch gliders fly and architecture soar on a La Jolla clifftop," 4 Oct. 2017 Eagles have also shown up eating cats on video more than once, intercepting paragliders by clawing holes in their chutes, and consuming ridiculous amounts of free-range chicken. Nick Thieme, Slate Magazine, "Man Charged for Killing Eagle That Was Eating Too Many Fish," 14 July 2017 A paraglider who had been circling for a few minutes suddenly descended to the ring. Victor Mather, New York Times, "An Anthology of Weird Las Vegas Boxing Matches," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of paraglider

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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