Definition of wingbeat in English:

wingbeat

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noun

One complete set of motions of a wing in flying.
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  • At its simplest, the flight stroke can be considered the gross up-and-down motion that makes a wingbeat.
  • The bird rises almost perpendicularly in the air with fluttering wingbeats before turning rapidly and making a slow spiral descent with wings and tail outspread.
  • Aerodynamic loads affect the wing throughout the wingbeat cycle, but their influence is most obvious during downstroke.

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