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noun [countable] wing pronunciation in American English /wɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    one of the parts on a bird, insect, or bat that move up and down and allow it to fly. Birds have two wings, but insects have either two or four wings
    something flaps its wings:

    The bird flapped its wings excitedly.

    1. a.
      the meat from the wing of a chicken, etc., eaten as food
  2. 2
    one of the long flat parts on both sides of an airplane that allow it to fly
    1. a.

      wings

      [plural] a small pin in the shape of two wings that a pilot receives to show that he or she is officially allowed to fly an airplane
  3. 3
    a part of a building that sticks out from the main part, especially one with a particular purpose

    the east/main wing

    He works in the psychiatric wing of the hospital.

  4. 4
    a part of an organization or political party that has its own responsibilities and opinions that are separate from the rest of the group

    I’m a member of the Libertarian Party’s youth wing.

  5. 7

    the wings

    [plural] theatre the right or left side of a stage that you cannot see if you are in the audience

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