[ red-wing ]

  1. a European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having chestnut-red flank and axillary feathers.

Origin of redwing

First recorded in 1650–60; red1 + wing

Words Nearby redwing

Other definitions for Red Wing (2 of 2)

Red Wing

  1. Tantangamini, c1750–c1825, Sioux leader.

  2. a city in SE Minnesota. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use redwing in a sentence

  • I’m finally ready to stop buying shoes that fall apart after a single season, and a colleague swears by Red Wing boots as a fashionable option that lasts for years.

    The gifts Popular Science wants this holiday season | Mike Epstein and PopSci Staff | November 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
  • There were some twenty pairs of birds in this redwing colony, who seemed to be much frightened by the approach of visitors.

    Citizen Bird | Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • In truth redwing was a quiet, excessively practical little town, quite commonplace to every other passenger, except myself.

  • It shares with the redwing the name of Nightingale, and often delighted us in our midnight visits amongst the islands.'

  • He could hear Mr. redwing's voice, and it sounded as if Mr. redwing was very much excited.

    Tell Me Another Story | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for redwing


/ (ˈrɛdˌwɪŋ) /

  1. a small European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having a speckled breast, reddish flanks, and brown back

  2. a North American oriole, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which has a black plumage with a red-and-yellow patch on each wing

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