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

Other Words from paragliding

paraglide \ ˈper-​ə-​ˌglīd How to pronounce paragliding (audio) , ˈpa-​rə-​ \ intransitive verb

Examples of paragliding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Extreme sports enthusiast Clayton Butler, 29, died in a paragliding crash at Kaena Point, on the island of Oahu, less than a year after his wife died in a BASE-jumping accident at Zion National Park in Utah. The Editors, Outside Online, 20 Jan. 2015 After a fortuitous paragliding accident, the two meet on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which divides the two Koreas, and eventually fall in love. Yoonjung Seo, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 Popular water activities and sports like surfing, kite surfing and paragliding have brought more people into the water over the past few decades. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2022 There's paragliding and incredible surf, poke and small-batch chocolate. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 22 Oct. 2021 The mountain is also home to disc golf, paragliding, zip lines, and more. Paul Feinstein, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2021 There’s also guided flyfishing on the Snake River with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for skiing, paragliding and a thrilling via ferrata climb. Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Nov. 2021 Today, promotion is also targeted for active visitors—those who want to spend less time lounging poolside and more time scuba diving, paragliding, mountain biking, hiking and competing in triathlons. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports on paragliding in a leaf peeper's paradise. CBS News, 6 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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“Paragliding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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