Definition of wing tip in English:

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wing tip

Pronunciation: /ˈwiNG ˌtip/
(also wingtip)


1The tip of the wing of an aircraft, bird, or other animal.
Example sentences
  • We flew through overcasts in formation, wing tip to wing tip, coming out on top to see a beautiful white blanket brightened by the blazing sun.
  • It was common practice to find a ladder at the wing tip of the aircraft, as well as a fire bottle and some AGE equipment.
  • These tail fin tip vortices have been interpreted to be analogous to wing tip vortices of aircraft.
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2North American A shoe with a toe cap having a backward extending point and curving sides, resembling the shape of a wing.
Example sentences
  • I watched, in mute fascination, as the black wingtip shoe sliced through the air.
  • As if to reassure myself, I glanced down at my school uniform: at the polished black wingtip shoes, the freshly ironed khaki trousers, the crisp white button-down shirt, the silk navy colored tie, and the sharp navy colored suit jacket.
  • Ray was, of course, dressed in the standard Gordon Bailey uniform: white button down shirt, navy suit jacket, navy tie, khaki trousers, black wingtip shoes.
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