Any of a number of specialized paired appendages that enable some animals to fly, in particular
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.
(Of a door on a car or aircraft) opening upward
Either of the two back wings of a four-winged insect
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 liberal, socialist, or radical section of a political party or system
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 bird, insect, or other winged creature) fly away
Each of a pair of modified toughened forewings that 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 screw it on
A rigid or semirigid 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, bird, or other animal
the committee's left-wing policies
A single triangular swept-back wing on some aircraft, typically military aircraft
A small, dark-winged butterfly of the skipper family, found in North America
(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.
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 vertical airfoil
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.
The conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system
An airfoil that rotates in an approximately horizontal plane, providing all or most of the lift in a helicopter or autogiro
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.
(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, originally in order to protect the sitter from drafts
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 mollusk with a fragile flattened shell, the hinge of which bears winglike projections
A group of small quill feathers on the first digit of a bird’s wing
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.
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