(In a bird) a modified forelimb that bears large feathers and is used for flying
a bird's wings
An aeroplane in which the entire structure forms a single wing (without a fuselage or empennage).
(More fully blue-wing teal) the blue-winged teal, Anas discors, of North America.
Aeronautics an anti-icing system in which hot exhaust from the engine is fed through channels along the leading edge of the aircraft wing; frequently attributive.
The wing of a moth. Originally allusively with reference to something fragile or evanescent, or to someone drawn to temptation.
A wing whose outline is an ogee (used on some supersonic aircraft).
Attributive shaped like, or made from, an owl's wing.
A wing-like structure on an air-cushion vehicle which generates lift by means of a ram effect, compressing the air between itself and the surface over which it moves.
The western wing of the White House, where the offices of the U.S. President are located; (by metonymy) the U.S. President or administration.
(Of a door on a car or aircraft) opening upwards
The radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system
(Of a bird, insect, or other winged creature) fly away
A player who plays in a wide position on the field, taking part both in attack and defence
Each of a pair of modified toughened forewings which cover the functional wings in certain insects, especially an elytron of a beetle
A simplified form of kung fu used as a system of self-defence
A dam or barrier built into a stream to deflect the current
A half back positioned towards the right or left side of the field
A nut with a pair of projections for the fingers to turn it on a screw
A rigid or semi-rigid structure similar to an aircraft wing fixed vertically on a boat to provide thrust from the action of the wind
The tip of the wing of an aircraft or of a bird or other flying animal
a left-wing political group
(Usually in plural) a fairy's wing; also in extended use, especially in poetic contexts; (also) an item of costume or fancy dress resembling the traditional depiction of fairies' wings.
The right wing of a fowl, etc., which, when dressed for cooking, has the liver tucked under it; (hence humorously) the right arm of a person.
Hairdressing. A hairstyle or type of wig fashionable with men towards the end of the 18th cent., in which the side hair is brushed or curled into a roll above the ear; a lock of hair rolled or brushed out in this manner. Frequently attributive Now historical.
And with object To dance a pigeon wing; to teach, or encourage (a person) to dance a pigeon wing. Also occasionally refl.: to move by or as if dancing pigeon wings.
Any of various small moths of the genera Acleris and Phtheochroa (family Tortricidae) which have a fringe of long scales on the edge of the wing (now rare); also rough-wing tortrix.
A single triangular swept-back wing fitted on some jet aircraft
A small, dark-winged butterfly of the skipper family, found in North America
Denoting aircraft of the conventional type as opposed to those with rotating wings, such as helicopters
An aircraft with little or no fuselage and no tailplane
The conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system
An aerofoil that rotates in an approximately horizontal plane, providing all or most of the lift in a helicopter or autogiro
(Of an aircraft) having swept-back wings
An aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position
A high-backed armchair with side pieces projecting from the back
A high stiff shirt collar with turned-down corners
(In a bird’s wing) each of the smaller feathers covering the bases of the flight feathers
A fence erected to guide livestock into a yard
A rear-view mirror projecting from the side of a motor vehicle
An edible marine bivalve mollusc with a fragile flattened shell, the hinge of which bears wing-like projections
the right-wing opposition party
A flat piece of scenery placed at the side of a stage.
The division of an organization (especially a military one) which provides training to its members; the part of a building where this division is situated or where training takes place.
A group of small quill feathers on the first digit of a bird’s wing
The shooting of birds in flight
Acrobatic stunts performed on the wings of an airborne aircraft as a public entertainment
= grey-goose shaft.
(Of a bird) in flight
A rank of officer in the RAF, above squadron leader and below group captain