wing tip


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 Her hair was slicked back and her eyeliner dramatic, somewhere between a wing tip and The Julia Fox. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 24 May 2022 The design is a bit chunkier than others here, but there’s a very useful wing tip in the earpiece to help with secure placement. David Phelan, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 However, as the hydroplane began to ascend, pilot Henry Arnold nosed it into the wind and caught a wing tip on the surface, causing the aircraft to crash. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Mar. 2021 The speaker sits on the bottom portion and the top has an inner wing tip that is interchangeable. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, 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, 29 Apr. 2020 Step 6: Fold and tuck the wing tips behind the breasts. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 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,, 24 Jan. 2020 Truss chicken legs with kitchen string, and tuck wing tips under body. 4. Diane J. Cho,, 22 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of wing tip

circa 1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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30 May 2022

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“Wing tip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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