wingtip

wingtip
wingtip [wiŋ′tip΄]
n.
1. the outermost end of a wing
2.
a) a man's shoe, esp. a brogue, of a style characterized by a decorative piece of leather over the vamp, peaked toward the tongue, with perforations on it and along the sides extending back from it
b) this piece of leather: Also wing-tip

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wing·tip also wing tip (wĭngʹtĭp') pair of wingtips © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n.
1.
a. An often perforated shoe part that covers the toe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center.
b. A style of shoe having such a tip.
2. The tip of the wing of a bird, bat, insect, or other animal.
3. The extreme edge of a wing, as of an aircraft.

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