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noun
  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

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    1. a.
      the meat from the wing of a chicken, etc., eaten as food

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  2. 6
    British a fender on a car

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