wingnoun [ C ]uk /wɪŋ/ us /wɪŋ/
wing noun [ C ] (FOR FLYING)
the delicacy of a butterfly's wings 蝴蝶翅膀的精致
take wing literary
- The poor bird couldn't fly because it had a broken wing.
- With one wing damaged, the model airplane spiralled downwards.
- A close inspection revealed minute cracks in the aircraft's fuselage and wings.
- I've nearly finished making my plane - I just have to glue the wings on.
- The hummingbird beats its wings at great speed.
wing noun [ C ] (POLITICAL GROUP)
- He criticized what he described as the 'neanderthal tendencies' of the right wing of the party.
- He's on the right wing of the party.
- Many people consider Sinn Fein to be the political wing of the IRA.
- Religious fanatics have formed an unholy alliance with right wing groups.
- During the last decade the left wing of the party has held the whip hand.
wing noun [ C ] (PART OF BUILDING)
wing noun [ C ] (PART OF CAR)
wing noun [ C ] (SPORTS)