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wing bow

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noun (of poultry)
  1. the distinctively colored feathers on the shoulder or bend of the wing of a bird.

Origin of wing bow

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for wing bow

Historical Examples

  • Avoid any tendency toward a ribbon on the wing-bow and also birds that are too light, ashy or washed out in the blue color.

    Ducks and Geese

    Harry M. Lamon


British Dictionary definitions for wing bow

wing bow

noun
  1. a distinctive band of colour marking the wing of a bird
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