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 wingtip (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 The front wing is gray with black spots and the wings tips are reticulated black blocks outlined in gray. Beth Burger, Columbus Dispatch,, "This destructive insect is getting close to the Ohio border; what to know," 24 Jan. 2020 Truss chicken legs with kitchen string, and tuck wing tips under body. 4. Diane J. Cho,, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Here's a foolproof recipe for roasting a perfect whole chicken," 27 Oct. 2019 Usually stoic, Mo cried several viscous tears that hung from his chin for a small eternity before free-falling toward his wing tips. Alejandro Varela, Harper's magazine, "Carlitos in Charge," 16 Sep. 2019 The bird still sports the beautiful wing pattern of a crisp black at the wing tips with a stark, white stripe running through both wings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Willets right at home along San Diego shorelines," 18 July 2019 To prepare your turkey for roasting, remove the giblets, gizzard, liver, and neck from the cavity, then tuck the wing tips back behind its body. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Perfectly Prepare and Roast a Turkey This Thanksgiving," 20 Nov. 2018 The young label produces pieces like Tomb Raider–style boots and platform wing tips that have caught the eyes of models like Bella Hadid. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Vegan Lettuce Sandal From Bella Hadid’s Favorite New Designer Is Seriously Meme-Worthy," 28 Sep. 2018 Prepare the turkey for roasting by pulling out the giblets, cutting off the wing tips with a sharp knife or a scissors and removing the neck. Kim Severson, The Seattle Times, "The rise and fall of turkey brining — and here’s one chef’s new recipe," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of wing tip

circa 1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of wing tip was circa 1908

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“Wing tip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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