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Definitions and Synonyms of sailplane | Another word for sailplane | What is sailplane?

Definition 1: aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sailplane in the sense of this definition

(sailplane is a kind of ...) a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it

(... is a kind of sailplane ) a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height

Definition 2: fly a plane without an engine - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for sailplane in the sense of this definition

(sailplane is a kind of ...) fly in or as if in a glider plane

(sailplane implies ...) operate an airplane

"The pilot flew to Cuba"

(sailplane belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

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