Definition of glide path in English:

glide path

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  • 1An aircraft’s line of descent to land, especially as indicated by ground radar.
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    • A vasi can help identify the ideal glide path (usually three degrees).
    • The pilot descended on a normal glide path, normal sink rate, and touched down about 800 feet past brick one.
    • 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.
  • 1.1A series of events or actions leading smoothly to a particular outcome: we are on a glide path to success
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    • The apostles of integration had in mind a smooth glide path to monetary union.
    • Without a sharp course correction, the company is on a glide path to disaster.
    • We're on the glide path to be a real player.

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