from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tailless kite formed in the shape of a box with open ends and usually an open middle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A kite, invented by Lawrence Hargrave, of Sydney, Australia, which consist of two light rectangular boxes, or cells open on two sides, and fastened together horizontally. Called also Hargrave kite, or cellular kite.

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  • noun a kite shaped like a box open at both ends


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