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English definition of “wing”

wing

noun [C] (STRUCTURE FOR FLYING)   /wɪŋ/
one of the movable, usually long and flat, parts on either side of the body of a bird, insect, or bat that it uses for flying, or one of the long, flat, horizontal structures that stick out on either side of an aircraft: The duck flapped its wings and took off.
(Definition of wing noun (STRUCTURE FOR FLYING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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