paraglider definition

  • noun:
    • A recreational aircraft composed of a large parafoil equipped with a harness where a rider hangs while gliding from a height.
    • One who partcipates in paragliding.
    • One who paraglides.
    • A lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider plane without rigid primary structure, wherein the pilot sits in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing whoever shape is formed by its suspension system outlines, the pressure of atmosphere entering ports right in front for the wing and aerodynamic forces of atmosphere streaming on the exterior.

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