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fore·wing

 (fôr′wĭng′)
n.
Either of a pair of anterior wings of a four-winged insect.

forewing

(ˈfɔːˌwɪŋ)
n
(Zoology) either wing of the anterior pair of an insect's two pairs of wings

fore•wing

(ˈfɔrˌwɪŋ, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
either of the front smaller pair of wings of an insect having four wings.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.forewing - either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
Translations

forewing

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