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glide

1. 
a. any of various dances featuring gliding steps
b. a step in such a dance
2. a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a gentle descent without engine power
3. the act or process of gliding
4. Music
a. a long portion of tubing slipped in and out of a trombone to increase its length for the production of lower harmonic series
b. a portamento or slur
5. Crystallog another name for slip
6. Cricket another word for glance (sense 1)

Glide

 

a short, incomplete sound that occurs during the transition from one complete sound to another, when the speech organs attempt to occupy a new position but the glottis remains open and expiration continues—for example, in Russian volia (“will”) between the v and o: [vωól’a]. The term “glide” is also used to refer to the nonsyllabic part of a diphthong.

glide

[glīd]
(aerospace engineering)
Descent of an aircraft at a normal angle of attack, with little or no thrust.
(crystallography)

glide

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Forces in glide.
i. A controlled descent by a heavier-than-air aeronautical vehicle under little or no engine thrust. Gravity maintains the forward flight of the vehicle, and lift forces control the vertical descent.
ii. A descending flight path of a glide, such as a shallow glide.
iii. To descend in a glide.

Glide

(1) Video messaging from Glide Talk, Ltd. See video chat.

(2) See Glide Effortless and Glide PhotoShare.
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Perhaps we should cut right to the life-saving takeaway: If you're engine-out in a typical single and gliding into a headwind of 15 knots or more, pitching down to at least 10 knots over published best glide speed will probably extend your glide range.
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This may lead to a choice of longer glides to reach the preferred trees that are liana free and having a broad substrate to land.
But during a glide, the flyer splays out its ribs and sucks in its belly.
The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A, recommends practicing glides with the propeller in flat pitch/high rpm.
Dr Roeland de Kat, research fellow in the aerodynamics and flight mechanics research group, says: "What interests me is that aerodynamic efficiency is not the dominant factor in determining glide efficiency.
Once done, attach the glides, reassemble the rocker box, and give the scope a test drive.
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As the dynamic glide begins, the weight shifts back onto the support leg heel and the center of gravity is raised and replaced in the direction of the throw.
Extending the landing gear created enough additional drag at glide speed to increase the already-steep rate of descent by another 600 feet per minute.
According to Lyle Knudson (1990), the dominant qualities of glide shot-putting are speed and power.