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wing tip

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noun
  1. Also wing·tip. the extreme outer edge of an airplane wing.
  2. a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back along the top and sides.
  3. a style of shoe with such a toe.
  4. the portion of a bird's folded wing formed by the part of the primary feathers extending beyond the secondary feathers.
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Origin of wing tip

First recorded in 1870–75
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Related Words for wing tip

sneaker, pump, cleat, slipper, loafer, boot, clog, moccasin, footgear

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Historical Examples of wing tip

  • This danger was greatly alleviated when the wing-tip flares were invented.

    America's Munitions 1917-1918

    Benedict Crowell

  • Wash-in—An increasing angle of incidence of a surface towards its wing-tip.

  • Wash-out—A decreasing angle of incidence of a surface towards its wing-tip.

  • And when it is big enough to reach from 'wing-tip to wing-tip' you'll find that she has grown to be just like a real mother.

    Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • But a feeling, warm and tender that he could not explain, seemed to cover him "from wing-tip to wing-tip!"

    Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman

    Annie Fellows Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for wing tip

wing tip

noun
  1. the outermost edge of a wing
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