glide path

glide path
the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
Syn: ↑approach path, ↑approach, ↑glide slope
Hypernyms: ↑air lane, ↑flight path, ↑airway, ↑skyway
Part Holonyms: ↑traffic pattern, ↑approach pattern, ↑pattern

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noun also glide slope
: the path of descent of an airplane as marked out by a radio beam along which a pilot may bring an airplane to a safe landing when flying on instruments; also : the radio beam that marks out such a path

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glide slope or glide path noun
The slope along which aircraft are assumed to come in for landing, marked out eg by a radio beam
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Main Entry:glide

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glide path,
the path followed by an aircraft or spacecraft as it descends for a landing, especially the path indicated by a radio beam in an instrument landing system.

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n. an aircraft's line of descent to land, esp. as indicated by ground radar

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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