white·​wing | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce whitewing (audio) \

Definition of whitewing

: a person and especially a street sweeper wearing a white uniform

Examples of whitewing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Texas mourning dove hunters make up about one-third of the national total and typically account for about 33% of the national harvest on mourning doves and 90% of the whitewing total. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Dove hunting season preview: Hunters will go far afield in quest for popular game bird," 29 Aug. 2020 Estimates put the number of breeding mourning doves at about 35 million and whitewings between 12 million and 14 million. John Goodspeed, ExpressNews.com, "Sky’s the limit: Weather, numbers point to bang-up dove season," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of whitewing

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Whitewing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitewing. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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