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noun

an airplane wing that slants briefly upward from the fuselage and then extends horizontally outward.

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Origin of gull wing

First recorded in 1930–35

Definition for gull wing (2 of 2)

gull-wing
[ guhl-wing ]
/ ˈgʌlˌwɪŋ /

adjective

(of an automobile door) hinged at the top and opening upward.
having gull-wing doors: a gull-wing sports car.
having or resembling airplane gull wings.

Origin of gull-wing

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for gull wing

gull-wing
/ (ˈɡʌlˌwɪŋ) /

adjective

(of a car door) opening upwards
(of an aircraft wing) having a short upward-sloping inner section and a longer horizontal outer section
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