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 operation was delayed when someone in a paraglider took off and flew right into their work zone, forcing them to suspend flight operations until the skies were clear. David Williams, CNN, 2 Nov. 2021 For paraglider enthusiasts, that quiet is a big part of the appeal. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021 Early prototypes of the modern hang glider and paraglider were invented by Francis Rogallo, a Stanford aeronautical engineer from Fresno, and his wife, Gertrude, in the 1950s. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 June 2021 Cohen thought about a paraglider who, on a similar spring day in 2018, set the local record for distance with a 155-mile flight in the same direction. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 June 2021 But his paraglider sleigh got caught in some power lines, suspending the man for an hour before firefighters safely lowered him to the ground. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2020 The paraglider was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the release said. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, 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, 2 July 2020 State heroes rescue paraglider from tree 70-feet off the ground in north Alabama. Bob Sims |, al, 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of paraglider

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Paraglider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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