wing tip
noun Date: circa 1908 1. a. the edge or outer margin of a bird's wing b. (usually wingtip) the outer end of an airplane wing 2. a toe cap having a point that extends back toward the throat of the shoe and curving sides that extend toward the shank 3. a shoe having a wing tip

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  • wing|tip — wing tip, or wing|tip «WIHNG TIHP», noun. 1. the outer end of a wing, as of a bird, insect, or airplane. 2. an ornamental tip on a shoe which is carried back along the sides. 3. a shoe with such a tip …   Useful english dictionary

  • wing tip — noun 1. a shoe having a wing tip toecap • Hypernyms: ↑shoe 2. a decorative toecap having a point extending toward the throat of the shoe • Hypernyms: ↑toecap * * * noun 1. : a toecap having a point extending back toward the throat of the shoe and …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wing tip — The wing tip is that part of the wing most distant from the fuselage of a fixed wing aircraft.Because the wing tip shape influences the size and drag of the wing tip vortices, tip design has produced a diversity of shapes, including: * Squared… …   Wikipedia

  • wing·tip — /ˈwıŋˌtıp/ noun, pl tips [count] 1 : the pointed end of a wing a bird with a red head and black wingtips The wingtip of the plane almost touched the ground. 2 US : a type of usually leather shoe that is worn by a man and that has an extra piece… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wing tip — 1. Also, wingtip. the extreme outer edge of an airplane wing. 2. a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back along the top and sides. 3. a style of shoe with such a toe. 4. the… …   Universalium

  • wing tip — most distant end of a wing; style of shoe characterized by a toe cap with a slightly upward curve that extends toward the side of the shoe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wing tip — (also wingtip shoe) noun N. Amer. a shoe with a toecap having a backward extending point and curving sides, resembling the shape of a wing …   English new terms dictionary

  • wing tip — the point where adjacent breast lines, q.v., intersect or where a breast line intersects with the fishing line …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • wing-tip vortices — An area of extreme turbulence below an aircraft in flight caused by the high pressure below the wing spilling over the wing tip into low pressure on top of the wing producing a tight spiral, or a vortex of air. Wing tip vortices …   Aviation dictionary

  • wing-tip sail — A wing tip device to produce a significant reduction in drag. At the tip of the wing, there is a strong upflow, as the air spills over from the underside. The sails are angled so that they generate a forward component of force, or negative drag.… …   Aviation dictionary

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