paragliding

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

Definition of paragliding 

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

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

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While beach time is the reason to visit Zighy Bay, there is no shortage of things to do around the property, including rock climbing, mountain biking and paragliding. Peter Gwin, WSJ, "The Horses That Changed History," 19 June 2018 Her husband died in a paragliding accident in 2004, Rock and Ice reported. Meagan Flynn, BostonGlobe.com, "Charlotte Fox, climber of the tallest peaks, survivor of 1996 Everest disaster, dies after an apparent fall at home," 7 June 2018 Tragedy found her again in 2004 when her husband, Reese Martin, died in a paragliding accident. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "She survived a deadly Mount Everest climb — but not the stairs in her Colorado home," 1 June 2018 Her longtime boyfriend died in an avalanche in 1993 and her husband, Reese Martin, died in a paragliding accident in 2004, Rock and Ice reported. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Charlotte Fox, survivor of deadly Mt. Everest expedition, dies after apparent fall down stairs," 31 May 2018 Stuart was the director of a nonprofit community organization, and Cedar ran a honey-production business and taught paragliding, as well as doing nonprofit work. Deborah Gage, WSJ, "The 10 Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns: Where Are They Now?," 1 May 2018 The service is exemplary, but be aware that activities such as hikes, four-by-four trips, boating, and paragliding, as well as four-hour Arabian spa rituals and seven-course meals with wine flights, can easily double your room rate. Condé Nast Traveler, "Six Senses Zighy Bay," 20 Oct. 2017 The family often skied, scuba-dived, went paragliding and played roller hockey together. Kaila White, USA TODAY, "A year after his death, Navy SEAL's mother publishes children's book about Charles H. Keating IV," 3 May 2017 Kiteboarding (also known as kiting and kitesurfing) is a fast-growing water sport that represents a cross between paragliding and wakeboarding. Jesse Ryan, USA TODAY, "VR: Fly through the water on a kiteboard in Cancun," 22 June 2017

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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paragliding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of paragliding

: 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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