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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.
hang-gliding
noun [U] uk   /ˈhæŋˌɡlaɪ.dɪŋ/ us  
the activity of using a hang-glider: She's taken up hang-gliding.
Translations of “hang-glider”
in Korean 행글라이더…
in Arabic طائرة شِراعِيّة…
in Portuguese asa-delta…
in Catalan ala delta…
in Japanese ハンググライダー(の機体)…
in Italian deltaplano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑翔翼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悬挂式滑翔机…
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