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glide path

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glide path the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
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Usage

In literature:

Smugg, fully dressed, was gliding along the path toward Dill's farm.
"Frivolous Cupid" by Anthony Hope
The village maidens, with fireflies already fixed in their dark locks, were gliding, barefoot and coy-eyed, along the paths.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
It was amusing to watch Angel, as he glided along from one tree to the next, where the forests were in their paths.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Then it was proposed to build three or four stout walls across the sloping path, all but just room enough for a man to glide by.
"The Silver Canyon" by George Manville Fenn
The big snakes glided swiftly out of her path.
"Tales of Giants from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
None the less does the fleet run safe on its sea path, and glides on unalarmed in lord Neptune's assurance.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Through the path of the thunder the horsemen are riding; Glide swiftly, bright spirits!
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Once some huge animal glided across their path, and one of the Arabs half raised his rifle, but lowered it again.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
He glided from bush to bush, carefully avoiding the paths, except when the clouds veiled the moon.
"The Story of a Cat" by Émile Gigault de La Bédollière
We were now gliding past a safe reach of marsh, while our assailants were riding by cross-paths to attack us at the next bluff.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
Once some huge animal glided across their path, and one of the Arabs half raised his rifle, but lowered it again.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
Retreating into the shadow of the trees, he watched her glide out in the moonlit path, and up to the gate.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
In the nebulous depth of the long avenue I can still distinguish a vanishing star gliding along its mechanical path.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
Thorns in each path, a grave the only goal, Glides mine, atoning, to my father's soul!
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Along the canal path she glided, under cover of the trees, like a hunted animal.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
She had to, whether she wished to or not, whether her thoughts dwelled with him or glided off on the viewless path of dreams.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
I was startled, as even a man of courage is startled when unexpectedly a serpent glides across his path.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
Meanwhile the Maroon glided rapidly back, along the path leading to the penn, without seeing aught either of the Englishman or his track.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
As he did so a figure glided out, darted across the path, and ran toward the roadway.
"The Motor Girls at Lookout Beach" by Margaret Penrose
Through the path of the thunder the horsemen are riding; Glide swiftly, bright spirits!
"The Genius of Scotland" by Robert Turnbull
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In poetry:

The path she is treading
Shall soon be our own;
Each gliding in shadow
Unseen and alone!
In vain shall we call on the souls gone before:
Mat wonck kunna-monee! They hear us no more!
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Till she, no doubt, her love no longer hiding,
Waked by some chance word her father's jealousy;
Slips her disdain--as an avalanche down gliding
Sweeps flocks and kin away--to clear a path for ME.
"Artemis In Sierra" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Unlike most other Cessnas, the 140's flaps seem to have little effect on glide path, but that doesn't really matter since the little Cessna can plant and stop in 500 feet or less.
As Pack Expo, the premier event for packaging equipment, kicks off in Chicago on Oct 28, makers of packaging equipment might well feel their business is on a glide path.
Hillary Clinton's laugh is now being analyzed, scrutinized and, yes, mocked as if it were a sound barrier on her glide path to the Democratic presidential nomination: Is it real.
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for composite aerostructures have been slow to deliver on their promise, but a system developed by Luna Technologies (Roanoke, Va.) is on a glide path to implementation on in-service aircraft.
GLIDE & STALL PERFORMANCE The A-26 Invader 's glide path is long and very scale-like.
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