Definition of Sailplane

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

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



2. Verb. Fly a plane without an engine.
Exact synonyms: Soar
Category relationships: Air, Air Travel, Aviation
Entails: Aviate, Fly, Pilot
Generic synonyms: Glide
Derivative terms: Sailplaning, Soaring

Definition of Sailplane

1. Noun. (context: aircraft) A glider that is optimised for soaring and is equipped with fixed wings and fuselage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sailplane

1. [v -PLANED, -PLANING, -PLANES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sailplane

sailor boy
sailor cap
sailor dive
sailor suit
sailor suits
sailorlike
sailorly
sailorman
sailormen
sailors
sailors choice
sailorwoman
sailorwomen
sailour
sailours
sailplane (current term)
sailplaned
sailplaner
sailplaners
sailplanes
sailplaning
sailpunk
sailroom
sailrooms
sails
sailworthiness
sailworthy
saily
sailyard
saim

Literary usage of Sailplane

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1. The Catskills Alive! by Francine Silverman (2003)
"In the introductory lesson ($45), your sailplane is towed 2500 feet in the air and then released. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1962 The double negative may even be trotted out in discursive prose for effect: The sailplane sure ain't no 747! —Susan Ochshorn, Saturday Rev., ..."

3. Lightness: the Inevitable Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures by Adriaan Beukers, Ed van Hinte (2005)
"... sailplane 30 years after use. tree trunk. They were about one metre in diameter. The most common wheel, in use around 3000 BC, consisted of three planks ..."

4. Adventure Guide to the Pacific Northwest by Don Young, Marjorie Young (1999)
"Cottage Grove Aviation, 78833 Airport Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424, « 503/942-0663, will take you on a sailplane flight. So will Cascade Soaring, ..."

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