wing bow

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun (of poultry)

the distinctively colored feathers on the shoulder or bend of the wing of a bird.

Origin of wing bow

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wing bow

  • Avoid any tendency toward a ribbon on the wing-bow and also birds that are too light, ashy or washed out in the blue color.

    Ducks and Geese|Harry M. Lamon

British Dictionary definitions for wing bow

wing bow

/ (bəʊ) /


a distinctive band of colour marking the wing of a bird
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