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wing

noun [C]
 
 
/wɪŋ/
CREATURE B1 one of the two parts that a bird or insect uses to flyMiscellaneous animal body parts
AIRCRAFT B2 one of the two long, flat parts at the sides of an aircraft that make it stay in the skyParts of aeroplanesThe exterior of vehicles
CAR UK ( US fender) one of the parts at each corner of a car above the wheelsThe exterior of vehicles
BUILDING a part of a large building that is joined to the side of the main part: Their offices are in the West wing.Parts of buildings in general
POLITICS a group of people in an organization or political party who have the same beliefs: the nationalist wing of the partyPolitical movements and groups
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