- Also wing·tip. 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
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Examples from the Web for wing tip
This danger was greatly alleviated when the wing-tip flares were invented.America's Munitions 1917-1918
Wash-out—A decreasing angle of incidence of a surface towards its wing-tip.
Wash-in—An increasing angle of incidence of a surface towards its wing-tip.
And when it is big enough to reach from 'wing-tip to wing-tip' you'll find that she has grown to be just like a real mother.
But a feeling, warm and tender that he could not explain, seemed to cover him "from wing-tip to wing-tip!"
- the outermost edge of a wing
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