Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A light glider used especially for soaring.
  • intransitive v. To fly a sailplane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glider that is optimised for soaring and is equipped with fixed wings and fuselage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fly a plane without an engine
  • n. aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

Etymologies

sail + plane (Wiktionary)

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