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

  • n. A device resembling a kite from which a harnessed rider hangs while gliding from a height.
  • n. The rider of such a device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unpowered aircraft resembling a large kite from which a rider is suspended in a harness.
  • n. The rider of such a craft.

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

  • n. a rider of a hang glider
  • n. a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height


hang +‎ glider, a calque of German Hängegleiter, from hängen (“hang”) +‎ gleiten (“glide”). (Wiktionary)


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