or wing man
- Air Force. a pilot in a plane that flies just outside and behind the right wing of the leading aircraft in a flight formation, in order to provide protective support.
- a man who helps, protects, or guides a friend or associate: the CEO’s troubleshooting wingman.
- a man who helps a friend with romantic relationships, especially one who helps the friend attract a woman: When I walked into the bar, my wingman was already there, talking to two women.
- Sports. winger(def 1).
Origin of wingman
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Examples from the Web for wingman
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When you were flying, your wingman was supposed to protect you from an attack from behind.
Our flight was usually Tilsen leading with his wingman and I with my wingman.
Bruce and I had recuperated from the night before and he was flying as my wingman.
He was my wingman, we were both shot down on the same mission and were together in prison camp.
- a player in the wing position in Australian Rules
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Word Origin and History for wingman
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