Meaning of sailplane

sail•plane

Pronunciation: (sāl'plān"), [key]
— n., v., -planed, -plan•ing.
—n.
  1. a very light glider that can be lifted by an upward current of air.
—v.i.
  1. to soar in a sailplane.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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