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also wing tip  (wĭng′tĭp′)
a. An often perforated shoe part that covers the toe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center.
b. A style of shoe having such a tip.
2. The tip of a wing, as of a flying animal or an aircraft.


1. (Aeronautics) the outermost edge of a wing
2. (Zoology) the outermost edge of a wing


or wing′ tip`,

1. the far or outer end of an airplane wing, wing of a bird, or the like.
2. the portion of a bird's folded wing formed by the part of the primary feathers extending beyond the secondary feathers.
3. a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and side pieces that extend backward.
4. a style of shoe with such a toe.
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During the 1973 oil crisis, NASA Langley aeronautical engineer Richard Whitcomb designed and tested a vertical wingtip that he called a winglet, a device that reduces wingtip vortices and creates less drag.
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Most of the world's 44 gulls are white but the lava gull has adapted to volcanic islands and is black from bill to wingtip.
An Air Force ISO inspection is a thorough examination of an entire aircraft, during which maintainers look for and repair problems in every system--from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip.
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Stark accomplished 16 flight safety inspections, one of which resulted in the discovery that refueling trucks in the live load area were working in a location that did not allow for adequate wingtip clearance for taxiing aircraft.
The changes were likely made to reduce wingtip flying between the two partners.
Michael Teal, 737 MAX chief project engineer, said the design combines the raked wingtip feature of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 with a "dual feather" concept winglet consisting of an upper and a lower piece.