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wing British & World English

(In a bird) a modified forelimb that bears large feathers and is used for flying

wing English Thesaurus

a bird's wings

gull wing British & World English

(Of a door on a car or aircraft) opening upwards

left wing British & World English

The radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system

take wing British & World English

(Of a bird, insect, or other winged creature) fly away

wing back British & World English

A player who plays in a wide position on the field, taking part both in attack and defence

wing case British & World English

Each of a pair of modified toughened forewings which cover the functional wings in certain insects, especially an elytron of a beetle

wing chun British & World English

A simplified form of kung fu used as a system of self-defence

wing dam British & World English

A dam or barrier built into a stream to deflect the current

wing half British & World English

A half back positioned towards the right or left side of the field

wing nut British & World English

A nut with a pair of projections for the fingers to turn it on a screw

wing sail British & World English

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

wing tip British & World English

The tip of the wing of an aircraft or of a bird or other flying animal

left-wing English Thesaurus

a left-wing political group

left wing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

delta wing British & World English

A single triangular swept-back wing fitted on some jet aircraft

dusky wing British & World English

A small, dark-winged butterfly of the skipper family, found in North America

fixed-wing British & World English

Denoting aircraft of the conventional type as opposed to those with rotating wings, such as helicopters

flying wing British & World English

An aircraft with little or no fuselage and no tailplane

right wing British & World English

The conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system

rotary wing British & World English

An aerofoil that rotates in an approximately horizontal plane, providing all or most of the lift in a helicopter or autogiro

swept-wing British & World English

(Of an aircraft) having swept-back wings

swing-wing British & World English

An aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position

wing chair British & World English

A high-backed armchair with side pieces projecting from the back

wing collar British & World English

A high stiff shirt collar with turned-down corners

wing covert British & World English

(In a bird’s wing) each of the smaller feathers covering the bases of the flight feathers

wing mirror British & World English

A rear-view mirror projecting from the side of a motor vehicle

wing oyster British & World English

An edible marine bivalve mollusc with a fragile flattened shell, the hinge of which bears wing-like projections

right-wing English Thesaurus

the right-wing opposition party

right wing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

swing-wing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of an aircraft) having a wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position

bastard wing British & World English

A group of small quill feathers on the first digit of a bird’s wing

wing shooting British & World English

The shooting of birds in flight

wing walking British & World English

Acrobatic stunts performed on the wings of an airborne aircraft as a public entertainment

on the wing British & World English

(Of a bird) in flight

wing commander British & World English

A rank of officer in the RAF, above squadron leader and below group captain

wing commander New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation Wg Cdr)

buck-and-wing British & World English

A lively solo tap dance, performed typically in wooden-soled shoes

wing it in wing British & World English

Speak or act without preparation; improvise

under one's wing British & World English

In or into one’s protective care

Pinero, Sir Arthur Wing British & World English

(1855–1934), English dramatist and actor. Notable works: The Second Mrs Tanqueray (1893)

on a wing and a prayer British & World English

With only the slightest chance of success

take wing in wing British & World English

(Of a bird, insect, or other winged creature) fly away

batwing British & World English

(Of a sleeve) having a deep armhole and a tight cuff

redwing British & World English

A small migratory thrush that breeds mainly in northern Europe, with red underwings showing in flight

on the wing in wing British & World English

(Of a bird) in flight

flexwing British & World English

A collapsible fabric delta wing, as used in hang-gliders

hindwing British & World English

Either of the two back wings of a four-winged insect

wingbeat British & World English

One complete set of motions of a wing in flying


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