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 paragliding (audio) , ˈpa-​rə-​ \ intransitive verb

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Recent Examples on the Web In addition to his magazine articles about paragliding, the New Zealand Herald said Oroc has written three books about the use of psychedelics. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Rescue Efforts Are Underway for Paraglider Who Disappeared While Flying in Nevada," 26 Aug. 2020 Oroc also traveled to Peru in 2011 to help in rescue efforts for Xavier Murillo, who was eventually found dead after a paragliding flight. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Rescue Efforts Are Underway for Paraglider Who Disappeared While Flying in Nevada," 26 Aug. 2020 Sure, the premise of this South Korean drama — about a wealthy South Korean business executive who ends up on the North Korean side of the region’s demilitarized zone after a paragliding outing goes awry — necessitates some suspension of disbelief. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, "From ‘Fauda’ to ‘Money Heist,’ here are 11 international shows to stream right now," 16 Apr. 2020 Her favorite pastimes included kitesurfing and paragliding. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Leila Janah, Social Entrepreneur, Created Tech Jobs in Africa," 30 Jan. 2020 In the summer, adrenaline junkies flock here for kayaking, white-water rafting and paragliding. Washington Post, "Once war-torn, Slovenia has become a green retreat," 27 Nov. 2019 This sport is a combination of paragliding and falconry. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Six Spots Around the World Where You Can Try Your Hand at Falconry," 15 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of paragliding

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Paragliding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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