Also called aviation badge. Military Informal. a badge bearing the image of a spread pair of bird's wings with a distinctive center design, awarded to an aircrewman on completion of certain requirements.
a gold-embroidered green badge in the shape of a spread pair of bird wings worn by junior and cadette Girl Scouts to indicate previous membership in a Brownie troop.
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How to use wings in a sentence
That stat — appetizing to some, horrifying to others — is what convinced a small plant-based meatless company called LikeMeat to launch its new plant-based, faux-chicken wing food, Like Chick’n wings, in the lead up to the Big Game.Why a plant-based food company started the first TikTok scavenger hunt featuring Gronk just in time for the Super Bowl | Michael Bürgi | January 28, 2022 | Digiday
That complex system takes a lot of circulatory power, including extra hearts, says Salcedo, who is working with colleagues on a cicada wings paper.Cicada science heats up when Brood X emerges. 2021 was no exception | Susan Milius | December 14, 2021 | Science News
In the Buffalo Wild wings incident, it’s likely that Scale Kleen hadn’t been sopped up before Super 8 was applied.Why you shouldn’t mix cleaning supplies, even if it looks cool | Sara Kiley Watson | September 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
The Pistons, Red wings, Lions and Tigers have sputtered along to a series of bottom-feeding finishes.
After country superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton ended their marriage, Lambert released the double album “The Weight of These wings.”
Specifically, the pilots got themselves into a high altitude stall, where the wings lose the capacity to provide lift.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the same time, the heaviest parts—the main fuselage, the engines and wings—sink to the bottom.
Twin girls, Greta and Grace, run around the floor in circles, wearing pink playsuits with tiny pink wings attached.
People scream, the orchestra stops playing, and the stage manager whisks the diva into the wings.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The audience--tout Hollywood--stands to cheer his slow and painful trek from the wings to the table.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
We followed the upland past the end of the Stone till we found a slope that didn't require wings for descent.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy, land, O Emmanuel.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
To this the great do not care to lend their ears, and the small have not wings strong enough to fly so far.