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Meaning of paraglider

par•a•glid•er

Pronunciation: (par'u-glī"dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a steerable glider with inflatable wings proposed for use as an emergency vehicle for travel between a space station and the earth or for the recovery of rocket boosters. Also called
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