forewing

[fawr-wing, fohr-]
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noun

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

Origin of forewing

First recorded in 1885–90; fore- + wing
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forewing

noun

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