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English definition of “hang-glider”

hang-glider

noun [C] uk   /ˈhæŋˌɡlaɪ.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
a very small aircraft without an engine. It consists of a frame covered in cloth, which forms a wing, and the pilot hangs from this frame.Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters
hang-gliding
noun [U] uk   /ˈhæŋˌɡlaɪ.dɪŋ/ us  
the activity of using a hang-glider: She's taken up hang-gliding.Air sports
(Definition of hang-glider from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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