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hang glider:

see gliderglider,
type of aircraft resembling an airplane but having at most a small auxiliary propulsion plant and usually no means of propulsion at all. The typical modern glider has very slender wings and a streamlined body.
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hang glider

[′haŋ ‚glīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A flexible, deployable, steerable, kitelike glider from which a harnessed rider hangs during flight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hang glider

hang glider
A glider, including a powered glider with the engine not operating, capable of being launched and landed solely by the use of the pilot's legs. The term includes paragliders.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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