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ultralight

[adj. uhl-truh-lahyt, uhl-truh-lahyt; n. uhl-truh-lahyt] /adj. ˌʌl trəˈlaɪt, ˈʌl trəˌlaɪt; n. ˈʌl trəˌlaɪt/
adjective
1.
extremely lightweight in comparison with others of its kind:
a car with an ultralight engine.
noun
2.
something that is ultralight.
3.
a small, light, inexpensive single-seat airplane that is essentially a motorized hang glider.
Origin of ultralight
1970-1975
1970-75; ultra- + light2
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  • Communication, even at ultralight velocities, would be necessarily slow.

    A World by the Tale Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin and History for ultralight
adj.

1974, from ultra- + light (adj.). As a noun meaning "ultralight aircraft" it is recorded from 1982.

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