Definition of gliding in English:

gliding

noun

  • The sport of flying in a glider.

    • ‘As discussed previously, the difference between powered flight and gliding is the flight stroke, which produces thrust in true flyers.’
    • ‘During her time with the squadron, she has tried her hand at both powered flying and gliding and has gained some fundraising experience.’
    • ‘Interesting experiment, although personally I don't think speed gliding is the way to go to promote our sport.’
    • ‘The rambles are £5, for example, while gliding was £30.’
    • ‘The other thing that this writer of this book couldn't resist is a detailed account of flying and gliding towards the end of the book.’
    • ‘This was an underwater version of gliding and parachuting, except that we had to avoid missing another drop-off.’
    • ‘The gliding had a higher level of variation, but still was of a high quality.’
    • ‘Sailplane pilots dream of gliding in the Andes, Sierra Nevada and over Jondaryan.’
    • ‘Spend more of your gliding time flying straight in rising air and you'll raise your glide over the ground.’
    • ‘He took up gliding, sharing a glider with a local general practitioner, and went solo on his 65th birthday.’
    • ‘The four sports were water skiing, sports parachuting, alpine skiing and gliding.’
    • ‘This month is the 75th anniversary of organised gliding in Australia.’
    • ‘There is the occasional mishap, but statistically, gliding has been shown to be about as safe as normal airplane flying.’
    • ‘The girl didn't notice the gathering, ominous clouds, and as soon as she thought of going gliding, her mood changed, and she became happy again.’
    flying, in flight, in the air, on the wing, winging
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Pronunciation:

gliding

/ˈɡlīdiNG/