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Webster 1913 Edition


Glider

Glid′er

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Noun.
1.
One who, or that which, glides.

Webster 1828 Edition


Glider

GLI'DER

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Noun.
He or that which glides.

Definition 2022


glider

glider

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Noun

glider (plural gliders)

Glider in Conway's Life
  1. Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
  2. A pilot of glider aircraft.
  3. Any animal with the ability to glide, such as the gliding possum.
  4. (mathematics) In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.
  5. A kind of garden swing.
    • 2011, Mary Biever, He Uses It For Good! (page 5)
      Then I went into the backyard, which had a flower-covered arbor, a small garden wall, and room behind it for a garden. Swings and gliders adorned the yard.

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glider

  1. present tense of glida.