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wing tip

noun
1.
Also, wingtip. the extreme outer edge of an airplane wing.
2.
a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back along the top and sides.
3.
a style of shoe with such a toe.
4.
the portion of a bird's folded wing formed by the part of the primary feathers extending beyond the secondary feathers.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples for wing tip
  • Initially, the lightning will attach to an extremity such as the nose or wing tip.
  • Spars run the length of the wing from the point nearest the fuselage out to the wing tip.
  • Both wings have compression damage to the top surface and wing tip rib damage.
  • For aerial applications, the spray boom should be mounted on the aircraft so as to minimize drift caused by wing tip vortices.
British Dictionary definitions for wing tip

wing tip

noun
1.
the outermost edge of a wing
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