Translation of glider in Spanish:

glider

Pronunciation: /ˈglaɪdər; ˈglaɪdə(r)/

n

  • 1 [Aviat] 1.1 (plane) planeador (m) (before n) glider pilot piloto (mf) de planeador
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    • While most gliders are towed, then released, by a powered aircraft, some gliders are equipped with engine power to reach their target altitude.
    • Prior to this time, he had been concerned with gliders and fixed-wing aircraft and, in 1918, designed a tri-motor bomber for the Spanish Air Force.
    • Using gliders, helicopters, remote-controlled models, micro-light aircraft and balloons the filmmakers were able to get the stunning footage.
    1.2 (person) piloto (mf) de vuelo sin motor
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    • Like more familiar gliders, such as flying squirrels, flying snakes are not actually able to fly upward.
    • And like flying squirrels, these anomalurids are accomplished gliders, leaping from the tops of trees and capable of agile bends and changes of direction.
    • That principle is also at work in the spread between the feathers on the wing tips of the best low-speed gliders, such as vultures and hawks.
  • 2 (swinging seat) (AmE) mecedora (f)
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    • She flopped back down into the glider, setting it swinging wildly for a moment.
    • Music leaked softly from the windows behind him, when he'd resumed his seat on the glider.
    • He sat back down on the porch glider, and continued with his widdle work.

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