Associations to the word «Glider»

Wiktionary

GLIDER, noun. Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
GLIDER, noun. A pilot of glider aircraft.
GLIDER, noun. Any animal with the ability to glide, such as the gliding possum.
GLIDER, noun. (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.
GLIDER, noun. A kind of garden swing.
GLIDER GUN, noun. (mathematics) In the Game of Life cellular automaton, any pattern that "fires" out gliders.
GLIDER GUNS, noun. Plural of glider gun

Dictionary definition

GLIDER, noun. Aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche