Definition of glide path in English:

glide path


  • 1An aircraft's line of descent to land, especially as indicated by ground radar.

    • ‘But what if the economy fails to produce the job growth he needs for a glide path to re-election?’
    • ‘The pilot descended on a normal glide path, normal sink rate, and touched down about 800 feet past brick one.’
    • ‘We've thought for a long time that the paper is on a glide path toward irrelevance, but it is a bit shocking to learn that its former editor in chief agrees.’
    • ‘Planes could also land taking a curved approach rather than a straight approach down a specific runway glide path.’
    • ‘Intelligence does not move quickly, but at least on the right glide path.’
    • ‘He eventually landed on the glide path monitor, causing damage to the tune of £15,000 and putting it out of action for several weeks.’
    • ‘If it's too much sink, it's time to alter your glide path to get out of the sink.’
    • ‘The next picture shows the spoilers added to the full span flaperons for glide path control.’
    • ‘A vasi can help identify the ideal glide path (usually three degrees).’
    • ‘So, does this mean we're not ‘on a glide path to success’?’
    • ‘I use the flaps for glide path control, but I don't see the point of landing with full flaps on.’
    • ‘This is a funding level that, according to the administration, would support the railroad's glide path to operational self-sufficiency.’
    • ‘Then the piece would find its glide path to epilogue and finis.’
    trajectory, track, flight path, orbit, glide path, approach
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    1. 1.1A series of events or actions leading smoothly to a particular outcome.
      ‘we are on a glide path to success’
      • ‘Intelligence does not move quickly, but at least on the right glide path.’
      • ‘These become the basis for a straightforward business calculation to what you need and the glide path to make sure you have the necessary capacity.’
      • ‘The apostles of integration had in mind a smooth glide path to monetary union.’
      • ‘So, does this mean we're not " on a glide path to success "?’
      • ‘He has to basically hope that his two rivals stay in the race, continue to split the vote and then he gets on that glide path.’
      • ‘If Social Security and a defined-benefit plan will be a substantial part of your retirement income, you can afford a more aggressive glide path.’
      • ‘Only suddenly, on this glide path to easy immortality, there developed one little inconvenience.’
      • ‘Almost immediately, Campbell sensed that something was wrong in the city he had been told was "on the glide path to success."’
      • ‘The economy has gotten into a strong upward glide path, the Treasury Secretary said in a Chicago speech.’
      • ‘In my mind, the biggest problem with Kerry's glide path to victory is that he's yet to prove he can take a punch.’
      • ‘This can facilitate a glide path to exit for the retiree and set Gibney up to retain and grow their client base as well as gain key staff.’
      • ‘We're on the glide path to be a real player.’
      • ‘Bill has now moved on to an associate role at another suburban megaparish and is on the glide path to retirement.’
      • ‘Continuing the present glide path virtually insures GM's and Ford's eventual sale to financially stronger and better positioned Asian and European competitors (remember Chrysler's fate).’
      • ‘E.J., it wasn't so long ago that we were imagining a Bush glide path to an easy nomination and Bradley and Gore tearing each other's throats out.’
      • ‘But if the Right continues on its present glide path, I will soon find it very hard to find any good reason to vote for them either.’
      • ‘At base, Telecom is saying that a gentler glide path is needed because of the capital demands of building its XT network.’
      • ‘There's a growing consensus among analysts and economists that China's austerity programme has successfully put the economy on a glide path to a soft landing.’
      • ‘Without a sharp course correction, the company is on a glide path to disaster.’
      • ‘There is an agreed timetable, a glide path, which will see a complete unilateral withdrawal in 12 months.’


glide path

/ˈɡlīd ˌpaTH/