glider

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Etymology[edit]

glide +‎ -er

A motor glider in flight.

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glider (plural gliders)

Glider in Conway's Life
  1. One who glides.
  2. Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
  3. A pilot of glider aircraft.
  4. Any animal with the ability to glide, such as the gliding possum.
  5. (mathematics) In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.
  6. A kind of garden swing.
    • Tom Reamy, Blind Voices
      Francine sat in the glider on the porch, swinging lightly, her mind a thousand miles away. The chain squeaked a little, almost like a cricket.
    • 2011, Mary Biever, He Uses It For Good! (page 5)
      Then I went into the backyard, which had a flower-covered arbor, a small garden wall, and room behind it for a garden. Swings and gliders adorned the yard.
  7. A vehicle, of a usually motorised type, without a powertrain.

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Verb[edit]

glider

  1. present tense of glida.