wing tip

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of wing tip

1 a : the edge or outer margin of a bird's wing
b usually wingtip play \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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First Known Use of wing tip

circa 1908

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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