1. [syn: glider, sailplane]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air
against its surfaces [syn: glider, sailplane]