from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pilot whose plane is positioned behind and outside the leader in a formation of flying aircraft.
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- n. A pilot partner of another, a pilot who flies in the same wing or squadron.
- n. a friend who accompanies one to offer (or receive) support
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation
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In this version, for the first time, the mysterious unnamed "wingman" is being mentioned who supposedly was an eye witness to the incident
He expressed his gratitude toward Timberlake, whom he called his "wingman."
Bob White -- Mr. Romney called him his "wingman" -- was a carryover from the candidate's days at Bain Capital.
A "wingman" - not someone who is always trying to steal your boyfriends.
As romantics grow weary of the digital dating game, so-called wingman and wingwoman services are taking them back in time.
At this time his wingman was able to release his ordnance on the target.
This, of course, left me without a wingman, which is not the greatest feeling in the world.
And Holbrooke would flinch when Petraeus would warmly refer to him as his "wingman" - meaning it as a huge compliment - rather than seeing military force as the adjunct to diplomacy.
I find that working with a wingman is the best course of action.
"wingman" -- and data access quotas that require dual-member authentication to surpass.