verb (used without object), volplaned, volplaning.
to glide toward the earth in an airplane, with no motor power or with the power shut off.
a glide in an airplane.
Origin: 1905–10; Related forms
< French vol plané
glided flight, equivalent to vol
flight (noun derivative of voler
< Latin volāre
to fly) + plané,
past participle of planer
to glide (see plane1