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Synonyms for wing

Synonyms for wing

a part added to a main structure

a component of government that performs a given function

to move through the air with or as if with wings

Synonyms for wing

one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

a stage area out of sight of the audience

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the side of military or naval formation

a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side

(in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft

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a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function

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a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

an addition that extends a main building

travel through the air

References in classic literature ?
He felt that there must be a reason for their strange activity and their inclination to keep hidden away and only a growing respect for Wing Biddlebaum kept him from blurting out the questions that were often in his mind.
All after- noon Wing Biddlebaum had talked as one inspired.
He knew that those giant wings would not permit the creatures to approach one another closely enough to effect the transfer in this manner; but he was soon to discover that they had other means of doing it.
Hanging by their knees from this perch, their heads downward and their bodies wrapped in their huge wings, slept the creatures of the night before--like two great, horrid bats they hung, asleep.
I notice you don't ever wear wings - and plenty others don't.
Our young saints, of both sexes, wear wings all the time - blazing red ones, and blue and green, and gold, and variegated, and rainbowed, and ring-streaked-and-striped ones - and nobody finds fault.
Had Ojo told me that one of the things he sought was the wing of a yellow butterfly I would have informed him, before he started out, that he could never secure it.
An adept at winged blackmail, he had no aptitude for wings himself, and when he gazed down at the flying land and water far beneath him, he did not feel moved to attack his captor, now defenseless, both hands occupied with flight.
Then the quivering wings were still, and the patient little dove was dead; but the bee murmured no longer, and the dew from the flowers fell like tears around the quiet bed.
Beside the throne stood Eva, and watched the lovely forms around her, as they stood, each little band in its own color, with glistening wings, and flower wands.
So, if we had the wings, and could escape the Gargoyles, we might fly to that rock and be saved.
I'll get you the wings," said Zeb, who had thoughtfully listened to all this.
Tip managed to grasp a chimney, else he would have been blown off the roof by the terrible breeze raised by the wings.
And the Gump obeyed, slowly and gracefully waving its four wings in the air until the Thing had settled once more upon the roof and become still.
I was with the Philadelphia Institute expedition in the Bad Lands under Professor Cope, hunting mastodon bones, and I overheard him say, his own self, that any plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hadn't wings and was uncertain was a reptile.