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Meaning of glider

glid•er

Pronunciation: (glī'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft for gliding from a higher to a lower level by the action of gravity or from a lower to a higher level by the action of air currents.
  2. a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.
  3. a person or thing that glides.
  4. a person who pilots a glider.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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