wing tip

noun

1
a
: the edge or outer margin of a bird's wing
b
usually wingtip : the outer end of an airplane wing
2
: a toe cap having a point that extends back toward the throat of the shoe and curving sides that extend toward the shank
3
: a shoe having a wing tip

Examples of wing tip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Save trimmings in the freezer, such as chicken backs, wing tips and the remains from roasted chickens. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The engineers also added folding wing tips to ensure that a large wing can fit in the current gate infrastructure. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 10 Jan. 2024 There is an inner part in which the distance between the leading (front) edge and trailing (rear) edge increases away from the root; a middle part where the edge is almost parallel to the distance between wing tip to wing tip; and the outer part, in which the trailing edge is concave to the wing. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 6 July 2023 The first footprint on the moon will be a wing tip. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2023 Add chicken to brine: Pat chicken pieces dry; cut breasts in half, and cut off and discard wing tips. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Dec. 2023 Tie ends of legs together with kitchen twine, tuck wing tips under, and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 20 Nov. 2023 Tie ends of legs together with kitchen twine; tuck wing tips behind back. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 That includes, for example, a rubberized coating that keeps the earbuds securely in your ears during rigorous workouts without needing wing tips. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 17 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of wing tip was circa 1908

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“Wing tip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wing%20tip. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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