wing tip

noun

Definition of wing tip

1a : the edge or outer margin of a bird's wing
b usually wingtip \ ˈwiŋ-​ˌtip How to pronounce wing tip (audio) \ : 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 The speaker sits on the bottom portion and the top has an inner wing tip that is interchangeable. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "Here’s what you need to know about Samsung’s Note 20 and 20 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Live, Tab S7 and S7+, and Galaxy Watch 3," 5 Aug. 2020 Roast the bird until it’s burnished all over and the wing tips — if your chicken still has them attached — are a little singed. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "The Easiest Roast Chicken (and Even Easier Stock)," 29 Apr. 2020 Step 6: Fold and tuck the wing tips behind the breasts. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "How to Spatchcock a Chicken in 6 Easy Steps," 22 Jan. 2020 The front wing is gray with black spots and the wings tips are reticulated black blocks outlined in gray. Beth Burger, Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati.com, "This destructive insect is getting close to the Ohio border; what to know," 24 Jan. 2020 Truss chicken legs with kitchen string, and tuck wing tips under body. 4. Diane J. Cho, PEOPLE.com, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Here's a foolproof recipe for roasting a perfect whole chicken," 27 Oct. 2019 Usually stoic, Mo cried several viscous tears that hung from his chin for a small eternity before free-falling toward his wing tips. Alejandro Varela, Harper's magazine, "Carlitos in Charge," 16 Sep. 2019 The bird still sports the beautiful wing pattern of a crisp black at the wing tips with a stark, white stripe running through both wings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Willets right at home along San Diego shorelines," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of wing tip

circa 1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Wing tip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wing%20tip. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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