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noun (used with a plural verb)
an inflatable contrivance shaped like a pair of wings, usually worn under the arms to keep the body afloat while one swims or learns to swim.
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Origin of water wings

First recorded in 1900–10
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water wings

pl n
an inflatable rubber device shaped like a pair of wings, which is placed round the front of the body and under the arms of a person learning to swim
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