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Definition of "wing" []

  • One of a pair of movable organs for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified digits of the forelimb of a bat. (noun)
  • Any of usually four membranous organs for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect. (noun)
  • A winglike organ or structure used for flying, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fin of a flying fish. (noun)
  • Botany A thin or membranous extension, such as of the fruit of the elm, maple, or ash or of the seed of the pine. (noun)
  • Botany One of the lateral petals of the flower of a pea or of most plants in the pea family. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wing" in a sentence
  • "The sight of an apparent airman on the wing is a shocker …"
  • "WALDMAN: It's about being what I call a wing giver."
  • "These are metal and composite material panels that are above what we call the wing cove area."