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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]
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.
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.
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