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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ They were concerned that the object might have been a hang glider who'd got into difficulty.
▪ Each hang glider takes one set of sails.
▪ Day 8 Received an order for 20 hang gliders at £400 each together with a cheque for £8,000.
▪ At this stage it was possible to do some preliminary calculations relating to the manufacture of each hang glider.
▪ Day 15 Received an order for another 200 hang gliders at a price of £250 each.
▪ A hang glider, piloted by a gorilla playing a saxophone, made several sweeps round the Houses of Parliament.
▪ Gradual changes of attitude make it easier for the glider pilot to follow in position behind the tow plane.
▪ But it is the glider pilot who literally has the life of the tow pilot in his hands.
▪ The glider pilot was dazzled for a moment and lost sight of the tug.
▪ This gives the glider pilot more time to find out why his glider is semi-stalled and is sinking like a brick.
▪ The mature glider pilot would never hesitate to make a fool of himself in the interests of safety.
▪ Read in studio A glider pilot has suffered a broken leg in a crash landing at an R-A-F base.
▪ Read in studio A glider pilot is trying to popularise a new aerial sport by taking people for free rides.
▪ Stop flying before it becomes too windy to move or fly the glider.
▪ Anyone sitting in a glider must always be properly strapped in.
▪ As a result, most of the new breed of gliders are more pleasant and safer to fly.
▪ Do not land behind or close to another glider or obstruction.
▪ If a glider was blown over with some one sitting inside it unstrapped, that person could be killed.
▪ If this happens, it is important to move the stick forwards sufficiently to ensure that the glider does not re-stall.
▪ It was a terrible idea, gliders....
▪ Stop flying before it becomes too windy to move or fly the glider.
▪ The airbrakes can then be reduced once it is clear that the glider will not overshoot with full airbrake.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glider \Glid"er\, n.

  1. One who, or that which, glides.

  2. 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.

  3. a type of seat used on porches or in gardens, which is mounted on a frame so that it may glide forward and backward.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., "person or thing that glides," agent noun from glide. Meaning "motorless airplane" is c.1897.


n. 1 Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane. 2 A pilot of glider aircraft. 3 Any animal with the ability to glide, such as the 4 (context mathematics English) In the cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid. 5 A kind of garden swing.


n. aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces [syn: sailplane]

Glider (Conway's Life)

The glider is a pattern that travels across the board in Conway's Game of Life. It was first discovered by Richard K. Guy in 1970, while John Conway's group was attempting to track the evolution of the R- pentomino. Gliders are the smallest spaceships, and they travel diagonally at a speed of c/4. The glider is often produced from randomly generated starting configurations. John Conway has remarked that he wishes he hadn't called it the glider. The game was developed before computers and after seeing it animated, he feels the glider looks more like an ant walking across the plane.

Glider (EP)

Glider is an extended play by My Bloody Valentine, released in April 1990 by Creation. The EP was also the group's first release on the Sire Records label in the USA. The lead track, "Soon", was later included on the Loveless album.


Glider may refer to:

Glider (automobiles)

In automobiles, a glider is a vehicle without a powertrain (especially without an engine). It is generally a brand new car, but a second-hand car can also be used. The purpose of such a vehicle is typically to fit them with an engine in the after market, to create novel variations of conventional or exotic vehicles. The term is analogous to an aircraft with no engine being a glider.

Glider (bot)

Glider, also known as WoWGlider or MMOGlider, was a bot created by MDY Industries, which interoperates with World of Warcraft. Glider automates and simplifies actions by the user through the use of scripting to perform repetitive tasks while the user is away from the computer. This allows the user to acquire in-game currency and level-ups of the character without being present to perform the required actions. As of 2008, it had sold approximately 100,000 copies.

Glider (furniture)

A glider or platform rocker is a type of rocking chair that moves as a swing seat, where the entire frame consists of a seat attached to the base by means of a double-rocker four-bar linkage. The non-parallel suspension arms of the linkage cause the chair to simulate a rocking-chair motion as it swings back and forth.

Gliders are used as alternatives to porch swings, and are also popular as nursery furnishing for assisting parents in feeding newborn babies. Because pinch points are moved away from the floor, a glider is marginally safer for pets and toddlers.

Glider (aircraft)

A glider is a heavier-than-air aircraft that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces, and whose free flight does not depend on an engine. Most gliders do not have an engine, although motor-gliders have small engines for extending their flight when necessary and some are even powerful enough to take off.

There is a wide variety of types differing in the construction of their wings, aerodynamic efficiency, location of the pilot, controls and intended purpose. Most exploit meteorological phenomena to maintain or even gain height. Gliders are principally used for the air sports of gliding, hang gliding and paragliding. However some spacecraft have been designed to descend as gliders and in the past military gliders have been used in warfare. Perhaps the simplest and most familiar types are toys such as the paper plane and balsa wood glider.

Glider (band)

Glider is a 4 piece jazz/rock combo created by Jim Bogios and David Immergluck - both members of Counting Crows. The band also includes bass player Yoshi Sako (Beatropolis) and Danny Eisenberg (Acacia Collective, Ryan Adams Band) on the Hammond B3. Glider was formed to allow Jim Bogios and David Immergluck to play music that they both enjoyed as children when they were not playing with Counting Crows, and was primarily modeled after Booker T and the M.G.'s and The Meters. Bogios, Immergluck and Eisenberg have had numerous collaborations around the San Francisco Bay Area. The band has never released a studio recording, but a number of bootleg recordings and videos from live shows and a handful of studio recordings have been circulated among fans. Between 2003 and 2009, Glider played shows in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and Sacramento between Counting Crows tours. Glider has been inactive since their last show on December 26th 2009 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco.

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Glider (The Sight Below album)

Glider is the first full-length album by American ambient techno musician The Sight Below, released on November 11, 2008 by Ghostly International. It was released worldwide in January 2009 with a bonus tracks only available at the label's digital store. The album was recorded live in Seattle during the winter of 2007-2008 and focuses on manipulated electric guitar sounds, equally influenced by shoegazing, ambient techno and 4AD's early catalog.

According to several interviews, The Sight Below didn't use any synthesizers on Glider. The ambient drones and soundscapes on the album were created by performing with a viola bow or light pick and running guitars thru a chain of reverb, delays and looping effects, with a stronger emphasis on textures and a subliminal rhythmic patterns.

The album was very well received by the press and music community, including praise from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, who charted "At First Touch" on his January 6, 2009 "Office Chart" posting on the band's website Dead Air Space.

Glider shares its title with a 1990 My Bloody Valentine EP, an influence on The Sight Below's music.

Glider's desolated artwork imagery was created and design by graphic artist Michael Cina. The inner sleeve contains a quote from Albert Camus. In an interview with Seattle's The Stranger newspaper, The Sight Below stated being influenced by Camus' work as a teenager.

Glider (Tokio album)

Glider is the eighth studio album by Japanese band Tokio. It was released on February 19, 2003. The album reached fifth place on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for six weeks.

Glider (sailplane)

A sailplane or glider is a type of glider aircraft used in the sport of gliding. Sailplanes are aerodynamically streamlined and are capable of soaring in rising air.

Glider (Boyfriend Song)

"Glider" (stylized as GLIDER) is a Japanese-language song, and the seventh Japanese single, by South Korean boy band Boyfriend from their 7th Japanese single album of the same name. This was their restart single after a short hiatus in the Japanese market and their first single released under Kiss Entertainment. The single was released physically on June 01, 2016.

Usage examples of "glider".

After just a short amount of time, two gliders appeared in the sky and Beel froze in his steps.

Torgo knelt before the remaining glider and Beel watched what he was doing as well as studied the man.

Roth walked over to the glider and Beel hurried to climb on behind him.

Roth and Beel loaded their backpacks, each bestowed her with a hug, shared some parting words, and then boarded their glider and took off, leaving Syra standing alone in the valley.

She gently lowers herself onto the cushions of the porch glider and startles Eccles by kicking up her legs as, with a squeak and sharp sway, the glider takes her weight.

When her mother got home from work that afternoon Sophie was sitting in the glider, pondering the possible connection between the philosophy course and Hilde Moller Knag, who would not be getting a birthday card from her father.

Baedecker stood and took the weight of the glider on his shoulder at the apex of the metal triangle while Lude held the keel parallel to the ground.

As the giant troop-carrying gliders soared in, I seized them with psychokinesis, or what-have you, and dunked them one by one in the river.

Tia had tears in her eyes when Rog walked them to her glider after the brief but moving ceremony.

Remember the Tirrans possessed cloth-wing gliders and animated bird carcasses.

Ailim had bespelled the glider to return to the Residence as soon as she stepped from the vehicle.

Gliders are trying to progress to the semifinals for the playoffs, and the teams challenging them are much harder to beat.

A glider train from Mare Erythraeum brought in several huge crates of machinery, cut-stone masonry for building a wall, a shipful of new personnel, and a real rarity: lumber, cut from the first Earth-trees to be grown on Mars.

It all made me want to move to a small town in Indiana and start a little factory where I could make buggy whips, stereopticons, and hoop skirts, and sit in the glider on the porch on the summer evenings and hear the children at play and finally go inside and, by gas light, read that Admiral Dewey had been placed in command of the fleet.

Indiana and start a little factory where I could make buggy whips, stereopticons, and hoop skirts, and sit in the glider on the porch on the summer evenings and hear the children at play and finally go inside and, by gas light, read that Admiral Dewey had been placed in command of the fleet.