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wing

Pronunciation: wing

Definition:

  1. One of the vertebrate forelimbs adapted for flying, as in bats and birds.
  2. Any appendage adapted for flying, as in insects.
  3. Any flattened, laterally projecting process.

Synonym(s): ala1

[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

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