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- noun the activity of flying a glider
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When I was nineteen, I got the urge to take up sailplaning.
A King of Infinite Space Steele, Allen 1997
Out on the water, an indistinct blob that could only be one of Lithia's sailplaning squid broke the surface and glided low over the oily swell for nearly sixty yards before it hit the waves again.
A Case Of Conscience Blish, James 1953
Interstellar heatproof-sailplaning enthusiasts beware.
The Register 2009
The fatalities stopped; but so did the business of sailplaning.
Modern Mechanix 2009