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From Old Norse vængr.

Noun

Singular
wing

Plural
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  1. An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Human arm.
  3. Part of an airplane that produces the lift for rising into the air.
  4. Part of a building, an extension from the main building
  5. Part of a huge room. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  6. A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.
  7. A military air unit, smaller than a division but larger than a group or squadron.
  8. (UK) A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A position in several field games on either side of the field.

Synonyms

  • fender (US, panel of a car)
  • guard (Aus, panel of a car)

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Verb

Infinitive
to wing

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wing (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm.
  2. (intransitive) To fly.
  3. (intransitive) wing it: To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise.

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