sailplane

Definitions of sailplane
1

n aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

Synonyms:
glider
Types:
hang glider
a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height
Type of:
heavier-than-air craft
a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it

v fly a plane without an engine

Synonyms:
soar
Type of:
glide
fly in or as if in a glider plane

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