wingless

adjective
wing·​less | \ ˈwiŋ-ləs How to pronounce wingless (audio) \

Definition of wingless

: having no wings or very rudimentary wings

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Other Words from wingless

winglessness noun

Examples of wingless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few weeks later, one pilot saw a red-ish, wingless cigar-shape object. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Angels, Airships, and Aliens: The 3,500-Year History of UFO Sightings," 24 Sep. 2019 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Head Lice," 16 Sep. 2019 The worker ants come in two sizes and are nonreproducing females that are wingless and black. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Carpenter ants build nests in wet, rotting wood," 3 July 2019 The large workers are also wingless and black, but are about ½-inch long and primarily defend the nest and smaller workers. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Carpenter ants build nests in wet, rotting wood," 3 July 2019 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "This 3-Step Natural Head Lice Remedy Works For My Family Every Time," 15 Aug. 2017 Nine animals and plants have been named in his honor, among them a dinosaur, (Attenborosaurus conybeari), a genus of flowering plant (Sirdavidia), and a wingless beetle (Trigonopterus attenboroughi). Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Ancient Crustacean Named After David Attenborough," 23 Mar. 2017 Nine animals and plants have been named in his honor, among them a dinosaur, (Attenborosaurus conybeari), a genus of flowering plant (Sirdavidia), and a wingless beetle (Trigonopterus attenboroughi). Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Ancient Crustacean Named After David Attenborough," 23 Mar. 2017 The museum this week settled a lawsuit with the creator of the Spirit of America, which resembles a wingless fighter jet and broke a series of speed records in the 1960s. Joe Barrett, WSJ, "Onetime World’s Fastest Car Could Return to Public View After Speed Bump," 24 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of wingless

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wingless was in 1582

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22 Nov 2019

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“Wingless.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wingless. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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wingless

adjective
How to pronounce wingless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wingless

: having no wings

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