of beetles, and of some other insects, when thickened and used to protect the hind wings; an elytron;
called also wing cover. Wing covert (Zoöl.), one of the small feathers covering the bases of the
wing quills. See Covert, n., 2. Wing gudgeon (Mach.), an iron gudgeon for the end of a wooden
axle, having thin, broad projections to prevent it from turning in the wood. See Illust. of Gudgeon.
Wing shell (Zoöl.), wing case of an insect. Wing stroke, the stroke or sweep of a wing. Wing
transom (Naut.), the uppermost transom of the stern; - - called also main transom. J. Knowles.
(Wing) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Winging.]
1. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
Who heaves old ocean, and whowings the storms.Pope.
Living, to wing with mirth the weary hours.Longfellow.
2. To supply with wings or sidepieces.
The main battle, whose puissance on either sideShak.
Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse.
3. To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
I, an old turtle,Shak.
Will wing me to some withered bough.
4. To move through in flight; to fly through.
There's not an arrow wings the skyMoore.
But fancy turns its point to him.
5. To cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.
To wing a flight, to exert the power of flying; to fly.
1. Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions.
2. Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime. [R.]
How winged the sentiment that virtue is to be followed for its own sake.J. S. Harford.
3. Swift; rapid. "Bear this sealed brief with winged haste to the lord marshal." Shak.
4. Wounded or hurt in the wing.
5. (Bot.) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain
6. (Her.) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body.
7. Fanned with wings; swarming with birds. "The winged air darked with plumes." Milton.
(Wing"er) n. (Naut.) One of the casks stowed in the wings of a vessel's hold, being smaller
than such as are stowed more amidships. Totten.
(Wing"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A sea robin having large, winglike pectoral fins. See Sea robin, under