wingman

noun wing·man \ ˈwiŋ-mən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of wingman

: a pilot who flies behind and outside the leader of a flying formation

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First Known Use of wingman

1942


WINGMAN Defined for English Language Learners

wingman

noun

Definition of wingman for English Language Learners

  • : a pilot or airplane that flies behind and outside the leader of a group of airplanes in order to provide support or protection


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