paraglider

[par-uh-glahy-der]
noun
1.
Also called parawing. a steerable glider with inflatable wings proposed for use as an emergency vehicle for travel between a space station and the earth or for the recovery of rocket boosters.
2.
a person who engages in paragliding.

Origin:
1940–45; para-3 + glider

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paragliding (ˈpærəˌɡlaɪdɪŋ)
 
n
the sport of cross-country gliding using a specially designed parachute shaped like flexible wings.
 
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Example sentences
Students take a brief instruction course before jumping off the side of a hill attached to a paraglider and a tandem instructor.
It was tough to see him leave because not only is he a good friend, but he's also a world-champion paraglider pilot.
The sunsets over the lake are exquisite especially from the air in a paraglider.
It is a paraglider, a soft, rectangular parachute inflated by running along with it.
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