hang glider

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Etymology[edit]

hang +‎ glider, calque of German Hängegleiter, from hängen ‎(hang) +‎ gleiten ‎(glide).

Noun[edit]

hang glider ‎(plural hang gliders)

  1. An unpowered aircraft resembling a large kite from which a rider is suspended in a harness.
  2. The rider of such a craft.

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