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glidernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡlaɪ.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
an ​aircraft that has ​longfixedwings and no ​engine and ​flies by ​gliding
(Definition of glider from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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glidernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡlɑɪ·dər/
an ​aircraft without an ​engine that ​flies by using ​itslong, ​fixedwings to ​ride on ​aircurrents
(Definition of glider from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “glider”
in Arabic طائرة شِراعِيّة…
in Korean 글라이더…
in Portuguese planador…
in Catalan planador…
in Japanese グライダー, 滑空機(エンジンを持たない飛行機)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑翔机…
in Turkish planör…
in Russian планер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑翔機…
in Italian aliante…
in Polish szybowiec…
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