One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.
Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.
One of the two pairs of upper thoracic appendages of most hexapod insects. They are broad, fanlike organs formed of a double membrane and strengthened by chitinous veins or nervures.
One of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.
Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.
Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.
One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.
Any surface used primarily for supporting a flying machine in flight, especially the flat or slightly curved planes on a heavier-than-air aircraft which provide most of the lift. In fixed-wing aircraft there are usually two main wings fixed on opposite sides of the fuselage. Smaller wings are typically placed near the tail primarily for stabilization, but may be absent in certain kinds of aircraft. Helicopters usually have no fixed wings, the lift being supplied by the rotating blade.
An administrative division of the air force or of a naval air group, consisting of a certain number of airplanes and the personnel associated with them.
To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
To supply with wings or sidepieces.
To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
To move through in flight; to fly through.
To cut off the wings of or to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird; also, [fig.] to wound the arm of a person.
The wing of the aircraft is the large horizontal surface which produces the lift and allows the craft to fly. Wing placement may be on the upper part of the fuselage known as a high wing plane. This is more common on trainer type aircraft as a high wing model is more stable due to the pendulum effect of the fuselage. A wing mounted on the bottom of the fuselage is referred to as a low-wing aircraft and is more suitable for aerobatic type aircraft as stability is more neutral and manoeuvres such as rolls and loops are more easily done.
A birds' wings are the modified front limbs which allow it to fly. Most wings are made of light bone and long primary and secondary feathers, which means they are very light structures. In several species of North American birds (including the emperor penguin), the forelimbs are technically still wings but look a lot more like other structures (i.e. flippers).
A surface that produces lift
A three dimensional object that moves through the air and can generate lift. In this simulator we will study a simple straight wing whose leading edge and trailing edge are parallel. When viewed from above, this wing will look like a rectangle and when viewed from the side, we will see a cross-section which can be either a flat plate, or an airfoil shape. The cross-section will be displayed on the airfoil view panel.
An appendage of a deck resembling a wing in appearance which goes out past the stringers and which is used to lift goods with a crane attachment.
a term used sometimes for a kite or any other airfoil.
A part of an airplane that is attached to the fuselage. Wings are shaped like airfoils and are used to provide lift for the airplane. There are four basic types of wings: straight, sweep, delta and variable sweep.
a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
a device that is an upside down airfoil
an appendage used for flight by an animal or an apparatus used to create lift in aeronautics
an extremely efficient device for generating lift
an organ or limb used for flight through the air
a part of an airplane, boomerang, or bird that provides lift
a sub-division of a Group, and a grouping of two or more squadrons, either flying squadrons or ground support squadrons
coupling mechanisms– The means by which insect wings are locked together in flight to present a single air foil. Most Lepidoptera have a frenulum-retinaculum mechanism. Many Bombycoidea have an expanded humeral lobe on the hindwing which broadly underlaps the forewing. In the Sesiidae, a series of inter-locking hooks (hamuli), like velcro, are located along the inner margin of the forewing and the costal margin of the hindwing.
The wing is the feathered appendage that allows a bird to fly. Strong flight muscles are attached to the wing such that the bird can lifts its own bodyweight.
Because wings provide the primary lift force on an airplane, adjustments to the wings affect the airplaneâ€(tm)s movements while in flight.
A group of 12-30 dragonriders who fly together during Threadfall, led by a Wingleader and one or two Wingseconds..
Moveable feathered appendage.
The main lifting surface of an airplane.
A lifting surface of an airplane/aeroplane or sailplane.
an airplane's airfoil; the wing produces lift as the craft moves through the air and has two movable controls: ailerons and flaps
A wing is a surface used to produce lift and therefore flight, for travel in the air or another gaseous medium. The wing shape is usually an airfoil. The first use of the word was for the foremost limbs of birds, but has been extended to include the wings of insects, bats and pterosaurs and also man-made devices.