Meaning of “paragliding” in the English Dictionary

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"paragliding" in British English

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paraglidingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpær.əˌɡlaɪ.dɪŋ/ us /ˈper.əˌɡlaɪ.dɪŋ/


  • It’s a terrifying mixture of parachuting and paragliding.
  • Mount Alyeska is a good place to go paragliding.
  • One of the advantages of paragliding is that the parachute has no frame, so it can be easily packed into a bag and carried.
  • Over time, paragliding has developed into a very popular sport.
  • Some of these are less exciting than paragliding or whitewater rafting, but they are great fun:
  • The sport is now known as paragliding and has become popular around the world.

(Definition of “paragliding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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