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Having no wings or only rudimentary wings.

wing′less·ness n.


1. having no wings or vestigial wings
2. (Animals) designating primitive insects of the subclass Apterygota, characterized by small size, lack of wings, and larvae resembling the adults: includes the springtails and bristletails
ˈwinglessness n


(ˈwɪŋ lɪs)

1. having no wings.
2. having only rudimentary wings, as a kiwi.
wing′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wingless - lacking wings
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
بدون أجْنِحَه
szárny nélküliszárnyatlan


[ˈwɪŋlɪs] ADJsin alas


[ˈwɪŋlɪs] adj (insect) → privo/a di ali


(wiŋ) noun
1. one of the arm-like limbs of a bird or bat, which it usually uses in flying, or one of the similar limbs of an insect. The eagle spread his wings and flew away; The bird cannot fly as it has an injured wing; These butterflies have red and brown wings.
2. a similar structure jutting out from the side of an aeroplane. the wings of a jet.
3. a section built out to the side of a (usually large) house. the west wing of the hospital.
4. any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle. The rear left wing of the car was damaged.
5. a section of a political party or of politics in general. the Left/Right wing.
6. one side of a football etc field. He made a great run down the left wing.
7. in rugby and hockey, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
8. in the air force, a group of three squadrons of aircraft.
winged adjective
having wings. a winged creature.
a four-winged insect.
ˈwinger noun
in football etc, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
ˈwingless adjective
wings noun plural
the sides of a theatre stage. She waited in the wings.
wing commander
in the air force, the rank above squadron leader.
ˈwingspan noun
the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other when outstretched (of birds, aeroplanes etc).
on the wing
flying, especially away. The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one's wing
to take (someone) under one's protection.
References in classic literature ?
Turning quickly he saw that the thing was what he had immediately guessed it to be--a headless and wingless Wieroo corpse.
As the larger ground-feeding birds seldom take flight except to escape danger, I believe that the nearly wingless condition of several birds, which now inhabit or have lately inhabited several oceanic islands, tenanted by no beast of prey, has been caused by disuse.
Wollaston, lie much concealed, until the wind lulls and the sun shines; that the proportion of wingless beetles is larger on the exposed Dezertas than in Madeira itself; and especially the extraordinary fact, so strongly insisted on by Mr.
It is most disgusting to feel soft wingless insects, about an inch long, crawling over one's body.
In the nocturnal Lampyris noctiluca, the wingless females use a green glow to attract flying males.
Apply grease bands at the bottom of your fruit trees which will prevent wingless moths from crawling up to lay their eggs.
These tiny wingless insects are spread by head-to-head contact and are very common among primary children, affecting anyone, no matter how clean their hair.
Teams from Oregon, Washington and California will compete in the final race of the season for the Northwest Wingless Tour today at the Cottage Grove Speedway.
Our objectives were to examine the following predictions: (1) Reed Parrotbills deliver mainly wingless or concealed items to their nestlings and (2) Oriental Reed Warblers deliver mainly exposed or winged items to their nestlings, and to test whether Reed Parrotbills and Oriental Reed Warblers use different strategies in food resource exploitation.
That's the amount shelled out by KirKlees after a teacher tooK the council to court after being bitten by one of the tiny wingless BLOODSUCKers.
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The device features a pair of cylinders containing propulsion fans attached to a free-standing carbon-fibre frame; the pilot backs into the frame, straps himself in and controls the wingless jetpack with two joysticks.