glide-angle

glide slope

noun Aeronautics.
the angle that the glidepath of an aircraft or spacecraft makes with the horizontal.
Also called glide angle, gliding angle.


Origin:
1945–50

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glide slope

noun
the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing [syn: approach path
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