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gliding angle[′glīd·iŋ ‚aŋ·gəl]
The angle between the horizontal and the glide path of an aircraft. Also known as glide angle; glide slope.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The flight path of an aircraft in glide, seen from the side and measured with respect to the horizontal. Also called the gliding angle.
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