wing bar


: a line of contrasting color across the middle of a bird's wing made by markings on the wing coverts

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wing bar was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Wing bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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