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1. A pilot whose plane is positioned behind and outside the leader in a formation of flying aircraft.
2. Slang A person who helps, guides, or supports another, especially one who assists a friend in trying to seduce another person.
3. Sports A player, such as a winger, who plays near the side of a field or court.
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n, pl -men
(Australian Rules Football) a player in the wing position in Australian Rules
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
An aviator subordinate to and in support of the designated section leader; also, the aircraft flown in this role.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||wingman - the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation|
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