wing·​like | \ ˈwiŋ-ˌlīk How to pronounce winglike (audio) \

Definition of winglike

: resembling a wing in form or lateral position

Examples of winglike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ghost bat is a nocturnal hunter that uses a combination of keen eyesight and echolocation to hunt and catch prey, wrapping its winglike arms around it, and in the case of budgies (a type of small parrot), eating it head-first. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Mar. 2022 After the animal died, conditions on the sea floor were just right to preserve its soft tissue and long, winglike fins. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 15 Apr. 2021 Boeing also previously identified a third quality-control lapse affecting the horizontal stabilizer, a movable, winglike panel in the tail. Andrew Tangel And Andy Pasztor, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2020 Many in eastern India take pride in the beauty of the winglike extensions of the sterile lemma in Moynatundi and Ramigali rice. Debal Deb, Scientific American, 16 Oct. 2019 The animal died with its winglike arms still stretched over 12 eggs. Kohei Tanaka, National Geographic, 15 May 2018 The tongue-twisting name speaks precisely to the core effects of the disorder, which includes withering and sometimes contorting the muscles of the face (fascio), the winglike muscles of the back (scapulo) and also upper arms (humeral). Eric Adler,, 28 June 2017 A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. Seth Borenstein, The Seattle Times, 28 Apr. 2017 A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, 28 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of winglike

circa 1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winglike was circa 1804

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“Winglike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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