Definition of sailplane in English:

sailplane

Syllabification: sail·plane
Pronunciation: /ˈsālˌplān
 
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noun

A glider designed for sustained flight.
More example sentences
  • I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity of spinning a variety of aircraft, from military trainers and fighters to general aviation aircraft, aerobatic aircraft and sailplanes.
  • I have flown for over forty years with over 6000 hours of flying time - most of it in sailplanes, hang gliders, and tow planes.
  • The new badge levels for hang gliders will no longer be the same as those for high-performance sailplanes; the hang glider badges will be split into flex wing and rigid wing badges.

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