Definition of Glider

1. Noun. Aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces.

Exact synonyms: Sailplane
Specialized synonyms: Hang Glider
Generic synonyms: Heavier-than-air Craft
Derivative terms: Glide, Glide, Sailplane



Definition of Glider

1. n. One who, or that which, glides.

Definition of Glider

1. Noun. Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane. ¹

2. Noun. A pilot of glider aircraft. ¹

3. Noun. Anything that glides, especially an animal or aircraft. ¹

4. Noun. (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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glider

1. a type of aircraft [n -S] - See also: aircraft

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glider

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Literary usage of Glider

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"Reassessing glider Potential and Performance The Waco and the Horsa Two contrasting images our glider pilots retain from their experiences demonstrate how ..."

2. Practical Aeronautics: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1912)
"glider with Rudder and Elevator. It will be noted that this is the simplest possible form of glider in that it is not even provided with a rudder, ..."

3. Building and Flying an Aeroplane by Charles Brian Hayward (1912)
"been given a coat of varnish on the upper side and allowed to dry, the glider is ready for use. The cost of the material should be about §30 to $40, ..."

4. Practical Aviation: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1919)
"The best method of securing this is to build a glider and practice with it. Any flying machine without a motor is a glider and the latter is the basis of ..."

5. Harper's Aircraft Book: Why Aeroplanes Fly, how to Make Models, and All by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1913)
"When your planes and rudders are covered the glider is complete, ... If the place is comparatively near home you can carry the glider entire; ..."

6. How it Flies; Or, The Conquest of the Air: Or, The Conquest of the Air; the by Richard Ferris (1910)
"Aerial balancing—Practice necessary—Simplicity of the glider . ... And the glider is the " First Reader " in aeronautics. The long trail of wrecks of costly ..."

7. Harper's Aircraft Book: Why Aeroplanes Fly, how to Make Models, and All by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1913)
"When your planes and rudders are covered the glider is complete, ... If the place is comparatively near home you can carry the glider entire; ..."

8. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"Le BrU' glider. France with a wing-warped machine in 1867 almost staggers belief (the Le Bris glider is illustrated in Figure 36) ; M. Levavasseur, ..."

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