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English definition of “wing”

wing

noun [C] (FOR FLYING)    /wɪŋ/
B1 the flat part of the body that a bird, insect, or bat uses for flying, or one of the flat, horizontal structures that stick out from the side of an aircraft and support it when it is flying: the delicacy of a butterfly's wings I don't like chicken wings - there's not much meat on them. I could see the plane's wing out of my window.Parts of aeroplanesMiscellaneous animal body parts take wing literary If a bird takes wing, it flies away.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft to suddenly develop, freely and powerfully: She walked in the hills, letting her thoughts take wing.Making progress and advancingBecoming better on the wing literary A bird that is on the wing is flying.Animal (non-human) behaviourMovement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
(Definition of wing noun (FOR FLYING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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