wing bar


Definition of wing bar

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

Examples of wing bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last entry is a wing bar that’s pretty famous around Texas. Brayden Garcia, Dallas News, 29 July 2020 Service suspensions: All self-service operations in the deli area such as soup bars, wing bars, salad bars and olive bars are suspended. Shwanika Narayan,, 14 May 2020 With just the right amount of crispiness and tangy heat, it’s propelled by a sauce with wing bar DNA. Mike Sutter,, 30 Aug. 2019 Then there is the pileated woodpecker, big as an owl and raven black, except for its white wing bars and the scarlet and white head markings. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 17 July 2019 There are also two white wing bars on each wing and a long tail. Ernie Cowan,, 19 Apr. 2018 The wings and tail remain black with pale wing bars, but the stark contrast is lacking. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, 11 Feb. 2018 Look for goldfinch-sized finches with dark streaking over the body and yellow to cream-colored wing bars. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wing bar

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wing bar was in 1855

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“Wing bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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