wing tip

noun

Definition of wing tip 

1a : the edge or outer margin of a bird's wing

b usually wingtip \ˈwiŋ-​ˌtip \ : 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

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Don’t forget to save the carcass and wing tips for a world-beating pot of collard greens. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 Taking inspiration from the '80s punk scene, these lace-ups cleverly combine a classic wing tip silhouette with a hulking studded tiger head buckle across the front. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Velour Comeback Begins Now," 16 Apr. 2018 Taking inspiration from the '80s punk scene, these lace-ups cleverly combine a classic wing tip silhouette with a hulking studded tiger head buckle across the front. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Velour Comeback Begins Now," 16 Apr. 2018 The carcass, feet, wing tips and neck were then saved for broth, but to get even more from the bird, the meaty parts of the wings were turned into hors d’oeuvres or staff meals. David Tanis, New York Times, "Lemony Chicken Wings, Soaring Above the Rest," 25 May 2018 The Asiana aircraft’s wing tip was also seriously damaged. Mackenzie Schmidt, ajc, "Plane carrying 222 passengers slices off tail of parked jet in harrowing video of airport collision," 14 May 2018 Taking inspiration from the '80s punk scene, these lace-ups cleverly combine a classic wing tip silhouette with a hulking studded tiger head buckle across the front. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Velour Comeback Begins Now," 16 Apr. 2018 Taking inspiration from the '80s punk scene, these lace-ups cleverly combine a classic wing tip silhouette with a hulking studded tiger head buckle across the front. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Velour Comeback Begins Now," 16 Apr. 2018 Taking inspiration from the '80s punk scene, these lace-ups cleverly combine a classic wing tip silhouette with a hulking studded tiger head buckle across the front. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Velour Comeback Begins Now," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wing tip

circa 1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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