water wings

plural noun

Definition of water wings

: an air-filled device that fits around the arms of a person learning to swim so as to provide buoyancy

Examples of water wings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bring on the water balloons, pool noodles, water wings. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 10 May 2021 At least 12 different fungal species make constricting snares that inflate like lethal water wings in a tenth of a second. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 8 Apr. 2021 He and other non-swimmers were required to wear water wings, and a couple of times during the June 17 pool outing the boy was reprimanded for being in the pool without the flotation device, evidence showed. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 8 Sep. 2020 These next-level PFDs are just as comfortable as water wings, with much greater safety. The Editors, Field & Stream, 8 May 2020 Slip into your sensitive water wings and prepare to plunge all the way back to the future, astro babes. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, 2 July 2018 Don’t use water wings, noodles or inner tubes instead of life jackets. Helena Oliviero, ajc, 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of water wings

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water wings was in 1901

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15 May 2021

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“Water wings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20wings. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of water wings

: bands of plastic in the shape of a circle that are filled with air and worn on the arms to help people float when they are learning to swim


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