a sport resembling hang gliding, in which a person jumps from an aircraft or high place wearing a wide, rectangular, steerable parachute. Unabridged


verb (used without object), paraglided, paragliding.
to engage in paragliding. Unabridged
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paragliding (ˈpærəˌɡlaɪdɪŋ)
the sport of cross-country gliding using a specially designed parachute shaped like flexible wings.

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sport of flying parachutes with design modifications that enhance their gliding capabilities. Unlike hang gliders, their close relations, paragliders have no rigid framework; the parachute canopy acts as a wing and is constructed of fabric cells with openings at the front that allow them to be inflated by movement through the air-the "ram-air" effect

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Example sentences
Surviving one mishap after another the pair finally arrive by paragliding to
  their junk-food shrine.
To go higher, spend a day paragliding on the area's renowned thermals.
He lives for adventure and continually seeks it through his paragliding
For something a little more physical, the city also offers excellent biking,
  mountain biking and paragliding.
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