wing and wing
adverb Date: 1781 with sails extended on both sides

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wing and wing — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wing-and-wing — /wɪŋ ən ˈwɪŋ/ (say wing uhn wing) adjective → goosewinged (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • wing and wing — Naut. with a sail extended on each side, as with the foresail out on one side and the mainsail out on the other. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • wing and a prayer — If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you try to do something and hope you ll succeed even though you have very little chance of success …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps — was an American disco group. The fife and drum corps was actually an assemblage of studio musicians put together by Harold Wheeler; the group s vocalists were Linda November, Vivian Cherry, Arlene Martell, and Helen Miles.Their 1976 album,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wing and a Prayer — Infobox Film | name =Wing and a Prayer caption =Wing and a Prayer DVD director = Henry Hathaway producer = William Bacher writer = Jerome Cady starring =Don Ameche Dana Andrews William Eythe music = cinematography = editing = distributor =… …   Wikipedia

  • wing and a prayer —    If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you try to do something and hope you ll succeed even though you have very little chance of success.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Backplate and wing — A backplate and wing (often abbreviated as BP W or BP/W), is a type of buoyancy compensation device (BCD) worn by scuba divers. Unlike most other BCDs, the backplate and wing is a modular system, in that it consists of separable components.The… …   Wikipedia

  • Upright and Wing — Upright and Wing, also referred to as Temple and Wing, is a residential architectural style found in American vernacular architecture. It was popular from the mid to late 19th century and is typified by a gable ended upright section, usually two… …   Wikipedia

  • buck-and-wing — buck′ and wing′ n. mad a tap dance marked by vigorous hopping figures and heel clicks …   From formal English to slang

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