Wing vs. Feather

Wing vs. Feather — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Wing and Feather

Wingnoun

An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly; a similar fin at the side of a ray or similar fish

Feathernoun

A branching, hair-like structure that grows on the bodies of birds, used for flight, swimming, protection and display.

Wingnoun

(slang) Human arm.

Feathernoun

Long hair on the lower legs of a dog or horse, especially a draft horse, notably the Clydesdale breed. Narrowly only the rear hair.

Wingnoun

(aviation) Part of an aircraft that produces the lift for rising into the air.

Feathernoun

One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow.

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Wingnoun

One of the large pectoral fins of a flying fish.

Feathernoun

A longitudinal strip projecting from an object to strengthen it, or to enter a channel in another object and thereby prevent displacement sideways but permit motion lengthwise; a spline.

Wingnoun

One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.

Feathernoun

Kind; nature; species (from the proverbial phrase "birds of a feather").

Wingnoun

(botany) Any membranaceous expansion, such as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.

Feathernoun

One of the two shims of the three-piece stone-splitting tool known as plug and feather or plug and feathers; the feathers are placed in a borehole and then a wedge is driven between them, causing the stone to split.

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Wingnoun

(botany) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.

Feathernoun

The angular adjustment of an oar or paddle-wheel float, with reference to a horizontal axis, as it leaves or enters the water.

Wingnoun

A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.

Featherverb

To cover or furnish with feathers.

Wingnoun

Passage by flying; flight.

to take wing

Featherverb

To arrange in the manner or appearance of feathers.

The stylist feathered my hair.

Wingnoun

Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.

Featherverb

To rotate the oars while they are out of the water to reduce wind resistance.

Wingnoun

A part of something that is lesser in size than the main body, such as an extension from the main building.

the west wing of the hospitalthe wings of a corkscrew

Featherverb

(aeronautics) To streamline the blades of an aircraft's propeller by rotating them perpendicular to the axis of the propeller when the engine is shut down so that the propeller does not windmill during flight.

After striking the bird, the pilot feathered the left, damaged engine's propeller.

Wingnoun

Anything that agitates the air as a wing does, or is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, such as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.

Featherverb

To finely shave or bevel an edge.

Wingnoun

An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.

Featherverb

(computer graphics) To intergrade or blend the pixels of an image with those of a background or neighboring image.

Wingnoun

A cosmetic effect where eyeliner curves outward and ends at a point.

Featherverb

To adorn, as with feathers; to fringe.

Wingnoun

A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.

Featherverb

To render light as a feather; to give wings to.

Wingnoun

An organizational grouping in a military aviation service:

Featherverb

To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.

Wingnoun

(British) A unit of command consisting of two or more squadrons and itself being a sub-unit of a group or station.

Featherverb

To tread, as a cock.

Wingnoun

(US) A larger formation of two or more groups, which in turn control two or more squadrons.

Featherverb

(snooker) To accidentally touch the cue ball with the tip of the cue when taking aim

Wingnoun

(British) A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.

Feathernoun

the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Wingnoun

(nautical) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.

Feathernoun

turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls

Wingnoun

(nautical) That part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. In a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.

Featherverb

join tongue and groove, in carpentry

Wingnoun

(sports) A position in several field games on either side of the field.

Featherverb

cover or fit with feathers

Wingnoun

(sports) A player occupying such a position, also called a winger

Featherverb

turn the paddle; in canoeing

Wingnoun

A háček.

Featherverb

turn the oar, while rowing

Wingnoun

(theater) One of the unseen areas on the side of the stage in a theatre.

Featherverb

grow feathers;

The young sparrows are fledging already

Wingnoun

(in the plural) The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.

Wingnoun

A portable shelter consisting of a fabric roof on a frame, like a tent without sides.

Wingnoun

On the Enneagram, one of the two adjacent types to an enneatype that forms an individual's subtype of his or her enneatype

Tom's a 4 on the Enneagram, with a 3 wing.

Wingverb

(transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the wing or arm.

Wingverb

(intransitive) To fly.

Wingverb

To add a wing (extra part) to.

Wingverb

(transitive) To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise; to wing it.

Wingverb

(transitive) To throw.

Wingverb

(transitive) To furnish with wings.

Wingverb

(transitive) To transport with, or as if with, wings; to bear in flight, or speedily.

Wingverb

(transitive) To traverse by flying.

Wingnoun

a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

Wingnoun

one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

Wingnoun

a stage area out of sight of the audience

Wingnoun

a unit of military aircraft

Wingnoun

the side of military or naval formation;

they attacked the enemy's right flank

Wingnoun

a hockey player stationed in a forward positin on either side

Wingnoun

the wing of a fowl;

he preferred the drumsticks to the wings

Wingnoun

a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud;

in England they call a fender a wing

Wingnoun

an addition that extends a main building

Wingverb

travel through the air; be airborne;

Man cannot fly