gliding 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.

1945–50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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glide slope

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