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hang glider

noun
1.
a kitelike glider consisting of a V -shaped wing underneath which the pilot is strapped: kept aloft by updrafts and guided by the pilot's shifting body weight.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for hang-glider

hang-glider

noun
1.
an unpowered aircraft consisting of a large cloth wing stretched over a light framework from which the pilot hangs in a harness, using a horizontal bar to control the flight
Derived Forms
hang-gliding, noun
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Word Origin and History for hang-glider
n.

a type of popular flying device, 1971; see hang (v.) + glide (v.). The activity of hang-gliding is from the same time.

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