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 — wingˈ and wingˈ adverb In the condition of a ship sailing before the wind with the foresail at one side and the mainsail at the other • • • Main Entry: ↑wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • wing and wing — n. Naut. with sails extended on either side by booms …   English World dictionary

  • wing and wing — adverb : with sails boomed out on both sides running wing and wing before the wind * * * 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] * * * wing and wing, with two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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