Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A light engineless aircraft designed to glide after being towed aloft or launched from a catapult.
  • noun A swinging couch suspended from a vertical frame.
  • noun A device that aids gliding.
  • noun Any of several arboreal marsupials that glide through the air by extending large folds of skin on the sides of the body between the forelegs and the hind legs, especially a flying phalanger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English variant of glitter.
  • noun In aëronaut, a gliding-machine.
  • noun One who or that which glides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, glides.
  • noun a heavier-than-air flying machine similar to an airplane, but without an engine. It is typically towed to a high altitide by a powered aircraft and then glides to earth with no other source of power.
  • noun a type of seat used on porches or in gardens, which is mounted on a frame so that it may glide forward and backward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
  • noun A pilot of glider aircraft.
  • noun Anything that glides, especially an animal or aircraft.
  • noun mathematics In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.

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

  • noun aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to glide + -er

Examples

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  • the smallest spaceship in conway's game of life

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    December 7, 2008

  • Horizontal operating units which have one sash fixed while the other glides open and shut horizontally.

    January 9, 2018