wingtip

EnglishEdit

 
An oxford with wingtips

EtymologyEdit

wing +‎ tip

NounEdit

wingtip (plural wingtips)

  1. The extreme tip of the wing of an aircraft, bird, flying insect, etc.
    • 1934, Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary on the Plains, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, page 13:
      They're wonderful hoverers, though, and they'll remain stationary in the air, wing-tips vibrating, till they've marked their prey[.]
    • 2000, Bill Oddie, Gripping Yarns, page 26:
      The poor but lovely bird sat there, posing among the celandines and wood anemones, wondering why its wing-tips were frozen together.
  2. A part of a shoe, often with brogueing that extends backwards on both sides from the toe
    1. (US) A brogue (shoe)

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