A paraglider (definition 1) in a paraglider (definition 2)


paraglider (plural paragliders)

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  1. One who paraglides.
  2. A lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure, wherein the pilot sits in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed by its suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
    1. The complete equipment used for paragliding, consisting of a paraglider wing and a harness.
    2. The wing used for paragliding, which can be separated from the harness.


  • (one who paraglides): paraglider pilot, pilot


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