sailplaning

sailplaning
noun
the activity of flying a glider
Syn: ↑glide, ↑gliding, ↑soaring, ↑sailing
Derivationally related forms: ↑soar (for: ↑soaring), ↑sailplane, ↑glide (for: ↑gliding), ↑glide (for: ↑glide)
Hypernyms: ↑flight, ↑flying
Hyponyms: ↑hang gliding, ↑parasailing, ↑paragliding

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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