paraglider


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paraglider:

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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paraglider

[′par·ə‚glīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A triangular device on a rocket or spacecraft that consists of two flexible sections and resembles a kite; deployed to assist in guiding or landing a spacecraft or in recovering a launching rocket.
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ROOKIE Roy Dixon is back on his feet after crashing the pounds 300 paraglider he bought on his maiden flight The hapless daredevil broke his back in two places after the doomed voyage, which he attempted after watching video clips on the Youtube website.
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