water wing

noun

Definition of water wing

  1. 1 water wings plural :  a pneumatic device to give support to the body of a person swimming or learning to swim disgusted Londoners discovered that their car was as useful to them as water-wings in a desert — Mollie Panter-Downes

  2. 2 :  a wall forming a wing to the abutment of a bridge or pier and extending laterally along the shore on either side as a protection from the current

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1907

First Known Use of water wing

1907


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