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

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Recent Examples on the Web These next-level PFDs are just as comfortable as water wings, with much greater safety. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Ways to Keep Young Swimmers Afloat," 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, "Monthly Lovescopes July 2018," 2 July 2018 Don’t use water wings, noodles or inner tubes instead of life jackets. Helena Oliviero, ajc, "New report reveals danger of childhood drownings in open waters," 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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20 May 2020

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“Water wings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20wings. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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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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