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Translation of "wing" - English-French dictionary

wing

noun /wiŋ/
one of the arm-like limbs of a bird or bat, which it usually uses in flying, or one of the similar limbs of an insect aile The eagle spread his wings and flew away The bird cannot fly as it has an injured wing These butterflies have red and brown wings.
a similar structure jutting out from the side of an aeroplane aile the wings of a jet.
a section built out to the side of a (usually large) house aile the west wing of the hospital.
any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle aile The rear left wing of the car was damaged.
a section of a political party or of politics in general aile the Left/Right wing.
one side of a football etc field aile He made a great run down the left wing.
in rugby and hockey, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field. ailier
in the air force, a group of three squadrons of aircraft. escadre/brigade aérienne
winged adjective
having wings ailé a winged creature.
-winged
à (…) ailes a four-winged insect.
winger noun
in football etc, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field. ailier
wingless adjective
sans ailes
wings noun plural
the sides of a theatre stage coulisses She waited in the wings.
wing commander
in the air force, the rank above squadron leader. lieutenant-colonel
wingspan noun
the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other when outstretched (of birds, aeroplanes etc). envergure
on the wing
flying, especially away en vol The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one’s wing
to take (someone) under one’s protection prendre sous son aile He took the young man under his wing and treated him like a son.
(Definition of wing from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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