Rocker vs Glider - What's the difference?

rocker | glider |


As nouns the difference between rocker and glider

is that rocker is a curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth while glider is any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.

rocker

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth.
  • Hence, a rocking chair
  • (surfing) The lengthwise curvature of a surfboard. (More rocker is a more curved board.)
  • All modern surfboards share a similar rocker design — Bruce Jones [http://www.brucejones.com/longboar.htm]
  • Someone passionate about rock music.
  • A musician who plays rock music.
  • (informal) A rock music song.
  • * Pitchfork Media [http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7852-the-top-200-tracks-of-the-1990s-50-21/3/]
  • "Girls & Boys" is
  • One who rocks something.
  • * Fuller
  • It was I, sir, said the rocker , who had the honour, some thirty years since, to attend on your highness in your infancy.
  • (UK) A member of a British subculture of the 1960s, opposed to the mods, who dressed in black leather and were interested in 1950s music.
  • Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, such as a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc., by agitation in water.
  • A rocking horse.
  • A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle.
  • (engineering) A rock shaft.
  • Derived terms

    * off one's rocker

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    glider

    English

    (wikipedia glider)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
  • A pilot of glider aircraft.
  • Anything that glides, especially an animal or aircraft.
  • (mathematics) In the cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.
  • 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.

    Hyponyms

    * hang glider, motor glider, paraglider, sailplane

    Derived terms

    * glider gun * sugar glider

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