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.
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- 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
FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the glider, described as a sailplane, apparently disconnected after the Saturday afternoon collision and landed safely a short time later.
Loro Piana, the brand synonymous with Italian cashmere, launches an eyewear line using sailplane technology to deliver a superior polarized lens.
In Cumbrian dialect the sailplane pilots known as the "rock polishers" who fly over the Lake District might be termed as "leet as a fedder feather".
Yesterday a 1960s Olympia 463 sailplane landed as light as that proverbial feather in Grasmere, albeit skimming a drystone wall at 50mph to slide along the grass after 100 yards and just before another wall loomed ominously ahead.
Yesterday a sailplane landed as light as that proverbial feather in Grasmere . . . under the beetling eminence of Helm Crag . . .
Standard stuff for sailplane drivers, but impressive with heavy aircraft.
Sunseeker is an ultra-light sailplane with an electric motor that uses a combination of solar and battery power to take-off and climb to around 2,000 meters.
Or, to back up twenty-five years, ask me about model sailplane design.
Rachel helps her dad with his sailplane business while still taking pictures as she always has.
The sailplane-style wings and light airframe would allow the plane to glide for up to 250 miles if its single engine ever lost power.