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A kite for aircraft flying cannot be just wing mechnanically. Rather, for kiting action to occur and to have a kite in such action, the aircraft machine "kite" must be a collection of three parts: wing, tether, and resistive subassembly (mooring). The mooring is often moving and can even be falling through the air. Essentially the line or tether couples the other two parts of the kite so a net positive tension occurs in the connecting line or tether. A default "kite" is often applied to the wing, but just the wing only gives non-kite glider. K={w,t,r). Thus paragliders are gliding kites. When underwater, kite is named "paravane"
A paraglider is a kite that has its mooring or resistive part as a falling mass tethered to a wing set (one or more wings).

A toy kite consists of a wing, a kite line, and a resistive part that might be the hand-body of a child; the hand may move in many ways by waving, pulling, or on top of a running child.

A hang glider with a single tether holding a pilot is a free-flight kite; the pilot's mass is the resistive part pulled by gravity; the tension couples the lifting/dragging wing. The three parts form a kite hang glider. Such a hang glider is also a type of paraglider.
by parakite November 02, 2011
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Correspondence received while incarcerated.
My cuz sent me a kite...told me to hold it down while I' m doin' my bid.
by cristo September 24, 2003
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to drag along an enemy in a MMORPG by attacking it with ranged spells or weapons
Yo! Did you see how I kited that l337 mob? Didn't even touch me.
by broodle August 17, 2004
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1. (verb) A term in video gaming and elsewhere to describe when a ranged fighter skirmishes with a hand-to-hand fighter by running and shooting. This can have 2 purposes: a) to damage the enemy while staying outside of hand-to-hand range, or b) to make the enemy follow you so you can lead them to a specific location

2. (noun) Mail or packages received in jail
If that samurai hits you once with his sword you are a dead man. Best to kite him: run away and throw rocks at him.
by DuaneD August 05, 2010
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A geordie term for a fat belly.
That kite is a waxer!
by Neil Fraser April 18, 2008
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device used in certain weather to keep families entertained for hours.
Lets go fly a kite...and never leave the ground
by Michael F. December 23, 2003
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-ing becoming or being high as a kite.
We should be come kites sometime? I was a kite today.
by chillful December 26, 2011
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A measurement of Wind
"Dude I heard the wind is supposed to be like 24 kites this weekend, is it gonna bring a storm swell?"
by Granny_Apple April 27, 2010
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