Definition of paraglider in English:



  • 1A wide canopy resembling a parachute that is attached to a person's body by a harness in order to allow them to glide through the air after jumping from or being hauled to a height.

    • ‘There is a paragliding school here, and there must have been twenty students out in the lawn yesterday practicing kiting their paragliders.’
    • ‘The Attack Falcon is a joy to fly, but, of course, you want to stay in the lift, as the glide is not much better than you will find on the highest performance paragliders.’
    • ‘It's much more difficult to learn to fly a hang glider than a paraglider.’
    • ‘I have some experience flying paragliders although I have not yet completed my license.’
    • ‘Similar to parachutes, paragliders do not have frames like hang gliders - only lines and canopy.’
    1. 1.1 A person flying a paraglider.
      • ‘Many of the paragliders have international flying licenses and no one would fly with the club without supervision and adequate training.’
      • ‘There will be competing hang gliders and paragliders from Colombia, Venezuela, USA and Ecuador.’
      • ‘The paragliders of the ‘Air Devils’ sky diving team would also participate in the show.’
      • ‘Serious hang gliders and paragliders can expect to train for up to two years before becoming a pilot.’
      • ‘Today, the club consists mainly of paragliders, as the available landing zone continues to shrink.’