Definition of paraglider in English:

paraglider

noun

  • 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.

    • ‘I have some experience flying paragliders although I have not yet completed my license.’
    • ‘There is a paragliding school here, and there must have been twenty students out in the lawn yesterday practicing kiting their paragliders.’
    • ‘Similar to parachutes, paragliders do not have frames like hang gliders - only lines and canopy.’
    • ‘It's much more difficult to learn to fly a hang glider than a paraglider.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A person flying a paraglider.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Today, the club consists mainly of paragliders, as the available landing zone continues to shrink.’
      • ‘Serious hang gliders and paragliders can expect to train for up to two years before becoming a pilot.’
      • ‘Many of the paragliders have international flying licenses and no one would fly with the club without supervision and adequate training.’

Pronunciation

paraglider

/ˈparəɡlʌɪdə/