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paragliding

[par-uh-glahy-ding] /ˈpær əˌglaɪ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
a sport resembling hang gliding, in which a person jumps from an aircraft or high place wearing a wide, rectangular, steerable parachute.

paraglide

[par-uh-glahyd] /ˈpær əˌglaɪd/
verb (used without object), paraglided, paragliding.
1.
to engage in paragliding.
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British Dictionary definitions for paragliding

paragliding

/ˈpærəˌɡlaɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of cross-country gliding using a specially designed parachute shaped like flexible wings.
Derived Forms
paraglider, noun
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Contemporary definitions for paragliding
verb

to pilot a large parafoil aircraft from the harness, to pilot a paraglider

Word Origin

para- 'dropped by parachute' + glide

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