from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Over the wing of an aircraft.
  • v. To outflank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To outflank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fly over or beyond.
  • To outflank; extend beyond the wing of, as an army.


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over- +‎ wing


  • Some pop open the overwing emergency exits while others lunge at the doors in a frantic scramble to get out of the airplane.

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  • Tuesday, the FAA instructed U.S. airlines to examine certain MD-80s for signs of cracking on overwing frames.

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  • And one of the procedures after the plane does come to a complete stop, the pilots may retract them to aid the passengers in evacuating through the overwing exits, but we're just not sure yet.

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  • The preliminary investigation of the 8 November crash indicated the cause as being a fire from a fuel leak in the left overwing fairing.

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  • The FAA said April 9 that it has proposed assessing a $380,000 civil penalty against Frontier Airlines for operating hundreds of flights with several aircraft that were not equipped with the proper overwing emergency exit placards.

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  • A man quickly opened the left overwing door, and passengers surged from all directions, some climbing on top of each other to get out. Chronicle

  • The easiest way to tell an ERJ-135 from an ERJ-140 or an ERJ-145 is to count the windows behind the overwing exit.

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  • The 135 has 4, the 140 has 5 and the 145 has 6 between the overwing exit and the engine.

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  • Last year, American had to ground its entire MD-80 fleet to repack electrical wires, then the Federal Aviation Administration ordered the airline to inspect most of its MD-80s for possible cracks on overwing frames.


  • Last July, the FAA ordered airlines to inspect certain MD-80 models, including most of American's, for cracks on overwing frames.

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