para·​glid·​ing | \ ˈper-ə-ˌglī-diŋ How to pronounce paragliding (audio) , 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 How to pronounce paraglide (audio) , ˈpa-​rə-​ \ intransitive verb

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Frat is optimistic that wingsuit BASE jumping has the potential to follow in the footsteps of paragliding, which was also at one point banned in Chamonix. National Geographic, "Has the world's deadliest sport become safer? It's complicated.," 21 Aug. 2019 Thompson lived in Hurricane, Utah, and according to the St. George News authorities there received a missing persons report after Thompson didn't return from a paragliding trip near Honeymoon Trail. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Grant Thompson, YouTube star, dead at 38," 31 July 2019 There's hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, and scuba diving with sharks. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to the Azores from $490 Round-Trip," 7 Aug. 2018 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,, "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

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First Known Use of paragliding

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paragliding was in 1978

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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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