sail plane

sailplane

[seyl-pleyn]
noun
1.
a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.
verb (used without object), sailplaned, sailplaning.
2.
to soar in a sailplane.

Origin:
1920–25; sail + plane1

sailplaner, noun
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sailplane (ˈseɪlˌpleɪn)
 
n
a high-performance glider

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