glider

glider
A heavier-than-air aircraft supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces and whose free flight does not depend principally on an engine. Gliders are designed to glide, or glide and soar. Gliders are launched by aircraft tows, automobiles, winches, or catapults. Once in the air, they soar in thermals and glide down slowly. High-performance gliders are known as sailplanes.

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