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wingman

or wing man

[ wing-man ]
/ ˈwɪŋˌmæn /
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noun
Air Force. a pilot in a plane that flies just outside and behind the right wing of the leading aircraft in a flight formation, in order to provide protective support.
Slang.
  1. a man who helps, protects, or guides a friend or associate: the CEO’s troubleshooting wingman.
  2. a man who helps a friend with romantic relationships, especially one who helps the friend attract a woman: When I walked into the bar, my wingman was already there, talking to two women.
Sports. winger (def. 1).
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Origin of wingman

First recorded in 1940–45; wing + man
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British Dictionary definitions for wingman

wingman
/ (ˈwɪŋmæn) /

noun plural -men
a player in the wing position in Australian Rules
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