wingspread

NOUN
  1. distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended
  2. linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
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  • Zoey pointed upward to their right to a large, light-colored bird whose wide wingspread showed off dark patches on the wings and tale. Devlin’s Light
  • Among the zoological delights that awaited them according to him were the dagger-tooth: a 120 kilo, furred predator of the mountains; the greater snowbird with a three-meter wingspread and talons that could carry off a full-grown Klingon; plus a host of uncatalogued amphibians that made the marshes acutely inhospitable. Pawns and Symbols
  • Whether their kind possesses the wingspread of a Lucifer or a moth is a question better left to theologians. The Glass Rainbow
  • When they do take to the air, their size (wingspread is about five feet), their deep wingbeats, and the black patches on their wings and neck make them easy to recognize.
  • Whether their kind possesses the wingspread of a Lucifer or a moth is a question better left to theologians. The Glass Rainbow
  • The adult is a pretty moth about 1 inch long with a wingspread of 1 1/2 inches; in its northern range, it may be only 1/2 inch long.
  • With their stately stature, wingspreads as broad as eight feet, loud calls, and elaborate courtship dances, cranes are among the most impressive birds in the world.
  • The truly enormous condor, with its wingspread of ten feet, is a tempting target for the idle rifle.
  • The twining serpents and wingspread dragons sprawled in exquisite detail over his smooth golden back. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • Pteranodons were flying reptiles (pterosaurs) that were about 6 feet (1.8 m) long, had a 25-33 foot (7. 8-10 m) wingspread, and weighed about 35 pounds; its standing height was about 6 feet (1.8 m). Pteranodon/Pterosaur Papercraft | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models
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