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1. The linear distance between the tips of the wings of an aircraft.
2. Wingspread.


(ˈwɪŋˌspæn) or


1. (Aeronautics) the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc
2. (Zoology) the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc



1. the distance between the wingtips of an airplane.
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Noun1.wingspan - linear distance between the extremities of an airfoilwingspan - linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
distance, length - size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
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[ˈwɪŋspæn] wingspread [ˈwɪŋspred] Nenvergadura f


[ˈwɪŋspæn] n [bird, insect, plane] → envergure f


[ˈwɪŋˌspæn] wingspread [ˈwɪŋˌsprɛd] napertura alare, apertura d'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 periodicals archive ?
Today, the largest Amazonian species possess wingspreads over seven inches.
With 5-foot wingspreads, the birds can reach altitudes of 1,000 feet or more, where they fly as far as 80 miles looking for ponds likely to be full of prey.
Most pollock are found in deeper water, where scope lengths and, therefore, wingspreads are greater than average.