wing·​like ˈwiŋ-ˌlīk How to pronounce winglike (audio)
: resembling a wing in form or lateral position

Examples of winglike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web University of Western Australia and Japan In remarkable footage released Sunday, a number of translucent, scaleless fish with winglike fins and eel-like tails can be seen swimming in a black abyss, illuminated by a spotlight cast from a baited camera. Aina J. Khan, NBC News, 3 Apr. 2023 Soo Joo Park wore a set of soft, watercolored daisies along the cheeks and temples, while Sara Grace Wallerstedt's gaze was flanked by pretty winglike petals. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 29 Apr. 2021 Here was an urucurana, with its winglike buttress roots taller than my whole body. Alex Cuadros, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of winglike was circa 1804

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“Winglike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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