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, "Where to get your wing fix in Arlington on National Chicken Wing Day," 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,, "These are the shopping policies in effect at the Bay Area’s biggest grocery stores," 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,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Beefy’s on the Green," 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, "The percussive appeal of the woodpecker," 17 July 2019 There are also two white wing bars on each wing and a long tail. Ernie Cowan,, "Ash-throated flycatchers settled in for summer," 19 Apr. 2018 The wings and tail remain black with pale wing bars, but the stark contrast is lacking. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "American goldfinches sport a new look this time of year | Charlotte Observer," 11 Feb. 2018 Look for goldfinch-sized finches with dark streaking over the body and yellow to cream-colored wing bars. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "American goldfinches sport a new look this time of year | Charlotte Observer," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wing bar

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Wing bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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