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wing

(wing),
1. One of the vertebrate forelimbs adapted for flying, as in bats and birds.
2. Any appendage adapted for flying, as in insects.
3. Any flattened, laterally projecting process.
Synonym(s): ala (1)
[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

wing

(wĭng)
n.
1. Any of various paired movable organs of flight, as that of a bird or insect.
2. Something that resembles a wing in appearance, function, or position relative to a main body.

wing

(wing) [TA]
1. The anterior appendage of a bird.
2. anatomy Ala (q.v.).
[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

wing

  1. either of the modified fore limbs of a bird that are covered with large feathers and specialized for flight in most species.
  2. one of the organs of flight of an insect, consisting of a membranous outgrowth from the thorax containing a network of veins.
  3. either of the organs of flight in certain other animals, especially the forelimb of a bat.

wing

(wing) [TA]
Any flattened, laterally projecting process.
Synonym(s): ala.
[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]
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"I first went up to Old Brodleians when I was just seven, and while in the juniors played at stand-off before later being moved to wing forward," said Hoyle, who remained at the Hipperholme club until he was 16, when he had a couple of seasons with Halifax.
But Wasps overcame the late sin-binning of wing forward Paul Volley to surge upfield and King was put in the perfect position to bang over his match winner.
After a series of solid performances in the Seconds, Hill comes in at wing forward.
Galwey was named as team captain in the absence of the injured Keith Wood while Simon Easterby comes in at wing forward for Eric Miller.
He was nominated by the IRFU to hear the case of Olivier Magne, the French wing forward who has been suspended for three weeks after being cited for head-butting in the Lloyds TSB Six Nations game against Ireland.
Wing forward Browne (left) and sub goalkeeper Ranahan, who made his senior intercounty debut last year, are the latest victims of the emigration crisis which is affecting intercounty teams all over the country.
TIPPERARY are planning without wing forward Pat Kerwick for the Munster SHC quarter-final showdown with Cork on Sunday week after he limped out of Wednesday evening's challenge match against Clare.
And wing forward Pat Kerwick appears highly unlikely to make the Cork clash after suffering yet another recurrence of his persistent groin injury.
John Evans has made three changes with Stephen Hahessy in at full forward and Peter Acheson at wing forward. In defence Paddy Codd is back at corner-back.
The wing forward will be out for anything between four to six weeks.
As a player, O'Donoghue enjoyed a huge deal of success, and played at wing forward on the last Limerick team to win an All-Ireland senior title, in 1973.
Buckley had been a regular earlier in the campaign but lost his place for the semi-final as Daniel O'Shea played on the 40 and Curtin moved to wing forward, allowing Eoin Kennedy to start in the corner.