\ ˈbī-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce bi-wing (audio) \
variants: or less commonly biwing \ ˈbī-​ˌwiŋ \

Definition of bi-wing

of an airplane
: having two sets of fixed wings usually placed one above the other : being a biplane As in years past, four vintage bi-wing warplanes flew in formation over the grounds, contrails billowing behind them before reversing their course for another low fly-by.— Coty Dolores Miranda, Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2010

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Other Words from bi-wing

bi-wing or less commonly biwing noun, plural bi-wings also biwings
Instead, Grumman designed its own fighter—the XFF-1, a stubby biwing with a crew of two under a transparent canopy. — Norman Polmar, Naval History, June 2011

First Known Use of bi-wing

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Bi-wing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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