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[par-uh-glahy-der] /ˈpær əˌglaɪ dər/
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.
a person who engages in paragliding.
Origin of paraglider
1940-45; para-3 + glider Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Because a paraglider wing is made from fabric, it has the ability to absorb moisture.
  • The lines of his paraglider became tangled in the overhead lights.

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