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wing tip

Also, wingtip. the extreme outer edge of an airplane wing.
a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back along the top and sides.
a style of shoe with such a toe.
the portion of a bird's folded wing formed by the part of the primary feathers extending beyond the secondary feathers.
Origin of wing tip
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He intercepted me neatly as I rounded the wing tip and approached the cockpit.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • Some airship went too close to the statue, and a wing tip, or a rudder hit the torch.

  • Still again it will extend one wing tip in advance of the other, or be spreading or folding, lowering or raising its tail.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • The Sea Eagle hesitated, half rose, and then crashed down to the ground, landing heavily on one wing tip and smashing it to bits.

  • Stan picked up the One-Nine, scissoring off a wing tip and sending him wavering away toward the east.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • He dived, and the wing tip landing lights went on, sending fierce glares downward.

  • It was a big bird with an eight-foot stretch from wing tip to tip as measured by this plainsman's rule—his hands.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • Another Airacobra dived in and when it zoomed away, they were minus one wing tip and their port engine was stuttering.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • But the wing tip didn't quite catch and grab on the ground to pile up the whole works in a heap.

  • Each one of the four uncles was proud of the blue eyes of wing tip the Spick.

    Rootabaga Stories Carl Sandburg
British Dictionary definitions for wing tip

wing tip

the outermost edge of a wing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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