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  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.
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Origin of batwing

First recorded in 1955–60; bat2 + wing
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Historical Examples

  • Yet either the batwing or the fishtail tip can be used in any common burner except the argand.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880.


British Dictionary definitions for batwing


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