redwing

noun

red·​wing ˈred-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce redwing (audio)
1
: a European thrush (Turdus iliacus synonym T. musicus) having the underwing coverts red
2

Examples of redwing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bass also have been known to eat birds such as baby ducks and cattail-hopping redwing blackbirds, and artificial imitations of small birds and other animals are available. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 All-conference pick emerged as the team's most dangerous attacker and helped Redwings win a Class 2A regional title. Matt Le Cren, Naperville Sun, 8 June 2017 The Redwings used six pitchers in an attempt to slow the Lions' offense down. Blake Baumgartner, chicagotribune.com, 6 June 2017 Strong defense by the Redwings held the Hotrods to no runs in the 4th and 5th, with the Redwings Kyle Thomas making an unassisted double play and going 2 for 3 with a home run. miamiherald, 14 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of redwing was in 1657

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“Redwing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redwing. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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