from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A recreational aircraft consisting of a large parafoil equipped with a harness from which a rider hangs while gliding from a height.
- n. One who engages in paragliding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who paraglides.
- n. 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.
para(foil) + glider.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)