hang gliding

hang gliding
noun
gliding in a hang glider
Derivationally related forms: ↑hang glide
Hypernyms: ↑glide, ↑gliding, ↑sailplaning, ↑soaring, ↑sailing

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noun

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the sport of launching oneself from a cliff or a steep incline and soaring through the air by means of a hang glider.
[1970-75]

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hang gliding,
the sport of riding a hang glider.

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hang gliding noun [noncount]

I've always wanted to try hang gliding.

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Main Entry:hang glider

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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