glider glider  /ɡ ˈlaɪ dər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

Usage(s):

  1. If anyone can keep a glider, i.
  2. The successful bike plane is a light glider with a pair of pedals geared to two propellers.
  3. During its harried 18-month career the Army Air Forces glider program has found the winds of public and official esteem as tricky as the thermal air currents over a mountain peak.

News

  1. Husband and wife bank on electric aviation

    Brian Carpenter is convinced the future of aviation will be powered by electricity — and he is banking on being a part of that future. Carpenter and his wife, Carol, are developing an electric glider at their Rainbow Aviation headquarters at the...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orland Press Register

  2. Corning husband and wife bank on electric aviation

    Brian Carpenter is convinced the future of aviation will be powered by electricity — and he is banking on being a part of that future. Carpenter and his wife, Carol, are developing an electric glider at their Rainbow Aviation headquarters at the...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Corning Observer

  3. IMPRESSIONS: Mario Kart 8 Impressions

    Mario Kart 8 does not exactly turn the series upside-down. The Mario Kart 8 demo definitely has an air of familiarity to it. You can select one of  12 returning characters, choose a kart or a bike, and use the same control options as in Mario Kart Wii using a Wii Wheel or Wii Remote, or play with the GamePad using the control stick or motion controls. Returning from Mario Kart 7 are the glider ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nintendo World Report

Quotes

  1. "I did a movie a long time ago where I had to fly in a glider, You get towed up in the air by a plane, and it's loud and annoying. And at some point you pull the cord and you're suddenly floating, and in your mind it makes absolutely no sense. But...
    on Apr 2, 2010 By: Susan Sarandon Source: NDTV.com

  2. "A terrified sugar glider felt as if it had been somehow trapped in a ravine somewhere in the Himalayas," Mr Rudd told the audience assembled for the launch.
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Age

  3. "There was just no effort after the ball. Robbie plays relaxed and he's kind of a glider," Girardi said. "The no effort on the ball is what really upset me."
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Joe Girardi Source: USA Today

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