redwing

noun
red·wing | \ˈred-ˌwiŋ \

Definition of redwing 

1 : a European thrush (Turdus iliacus synonym T. musicus) having the underwing coverts red

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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, "Announcing the Naperville Sun 2017 Girls Soccer All-Area Team," 8 June 2017 The Redwings used six pitchers in an attempt to slow the Lions' offense down. Blake Baumgartner, chicagotribune.com, "Benet runs into red-hot Notre Dame recruit Cole Kmet in supersectional loss," 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, "Stellar tennis seasons for Belen, Doral, Gulliver, Krop, MCD, Ransom," 14 May 2017

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First Known Use of redwing

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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