What is wing?

  • (noun): A barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud.
    Example: "In England they call a fender a wing"
    Synonyms: fender
    See also — Additional definitions below


A wing is a type of fin with a surface that produces lift for flight or propulsion through the atmosphere, or through another gaseous or liquid fluid. As such, wings have an airfoil shape, a streamlined cross-sectional shape producing a useful lift to drag ratio.

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384th Air Expeditionary Wing
... The 384th Air Expeditionary Wing (384 AEw) is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force ... The wing's mission is largely undisclosed, however it is known that one of its missions was aerial refueling of combat aircraft ...
320th Air Expeditionary Wing - History - Lineage
... Activated on 6 July 1947 Inactivated on 27 June 1949 Established as 320th Bombardment Wing, Medium, and activated, on 1 December 1952 Discontinued on 15 September 1960 Redesignated 320th Bombardment ... Redesignated 320th Air Expeditionary Wing in 2001 (Remained in provisional status) Allocated to Air Force District of Washington in 2006 to activate or inactivate at any time ...
322d Air Expeditionary Group - History - 322d Tactical Airlift Wing
... The unit was again reactivated as the 322d Tactical Airlift Wing (322d TAW) on 1 January 1970 at Rhein-Main Air Base West Germany, replacing the 7310th TAW ... In addition, the wing used C-118s and C-131s for aeromedical airlift until late 1972, then shifted to C-9As for this work, continuing aeromedical airlift operations through March 1975 ... The wing utilized KC-135 (VIP equipped) to provide transportation for CINCUSAFE until early 1973, followed by KC-135B until early 1974 and by C-135C thereafter ...
498th Nuclear Systems Wing
... The 498th Nuclear Systems Wing (498 NSW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico ...
Wing - Design Features
... Aircraft wings may feature some of the following A rounded leading edge cross-section A sharp trailing edge cross-section Leading-edge devices such as slats, slots, or extensions Trailing-edge devices such as ... Vortex generators to help prevent flow separation in transonic flow Wing fences to keep flow attached to the wing by stopping boundary layer separation from spreading ... Anhedral, or a negative wing angle to the horizontal, has a destabilizing effect Folding wings allow more aircraft storage in the confined space of the hangar deck of an aircraft ...

More definitions of "wing":

  • (verb): Travel through the air; be airborne.
    Synonyms: fly
  • (noun): A unit of military aircraft.
  • (noun): A movable organ for flying (one of a pair).
  • (noun): The wing of a fowl.
    Example: "He preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
  • (noun): One of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane.
  • (noun): A hockey player stationed in a forward positin on either side.
  • (noun): The side of military or naval formation.
    Synonyms: flank

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    Here’s a wing [laughs]. What do you like, the leg or the wing, Henry, or do you still go for the old hearts and lungs?
    Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci)

    I could replace
    God for awhile, that old ring of candles,
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    How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
    Stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
    John Milton (1608–1674)