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wing and wing

adverb Nautical.
  1. with a sail extended on each side, as with the foresail out on one side and the mainsail out on the other.
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Origin of wing and wing

First recorded in 1775–85
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Historical Examples of wing and wing

  • The Wonder, wing-and-wing, was headed directly in for the anchorage.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • The wind was pretty fresh from the westward, and he went off wing-and-wing before it.

    Little Bobtail

    Oliver Optic

  • In a couple of hours we were entering the bay, and running "wing-and-wing."

  • In "Wing-and-Wing," which followed it, the fortune of a French privateer is told.

    James Fenimore Cooper

    Thomas R. Lounsbury

  • In "Wing-and-Wing" the hero had been discarded because he was a thorough infidel.

    James Fenimore Cooper

    Thomas R. Lounsbury

British Dictionary definitions for wing and wing

wing and wing

  1. with sails extended on both sides by booms
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