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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A part or surface, such as a wing, propeller blade, or rudder, that interacts with a flow of air to provide stability, rotation, lift, or thrust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a surface such as the wing of an airplane designed to provide reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air.
  • noun A wing of an aircraft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

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