forewing

[ fawr-wing, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌwɪŋ, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun

either of the anterior and usually smaller pair of wings of an insect having four wings.

Nearby words

  1. forewarn,
  2. forewarned is forearmed,
  3. forewaters,
  4. forewent,
  5. forewind,
  6. forewoman,
  7. foreword,
  8. foreworn,
  9. forex,
  10. foreyard

Origin of forewing

First recorded in 1885–90; fore- + wing

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British Dictionary definitions for forewing

forewing

/ (ˈfɔːˌwɪŋ) /

noun

either wing of the anterior pair of an insect's two pairs of wings
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