1. formed, shaped, etc., like the wing of a bat.
  2. (of a garment or part of a garment) resembling or conceived of as resembling the wing of a bat, as a loose long sleeve (batwing sleeve) having a deep armhole and a tight wrist.

Origin of batwing

First recorded in 1955–60; bat2 + wing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for batwing


  1. shaped like the wings of a bat, as a black tie, collar, etc
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