batwing batwing

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one of a pair of swinging doors (as at the entrance to a western saloon)
  2. (adj) formed or shaped like a bat's wing

Usage(s):

  1. A lorcha, she combined a hull of European design with the rigging and batwing sails of a Chinese junk.
  2. As the jet airliner glides in, sunlight reflects from the rippled sea, the brown batwing sails of Chinese junks turn in the wind.

News

  1. The Pull List (11/6/13): Zero Year extends its reach

    This week, the blockbuster Bat-event "Zero Year" spills into other titles, including some surprises. You may expect Detective Comics and Batwing to carry the label, but Action Comics and Green Arrow are also joining the event that brings readers back to the Caped Crusader's roots.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on November 6, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

  2. Linear LED Luminaire lights grocery aisles and library stacks.

    Available in 4 and 8 ft lengths The Producer features 60° or 80° batwing distribution and uses just 10 W/ft. Unit offers 100% downlight or split directional optics with 80% downlighting and 20% indirect, uplight component. Constructed with one-piece extruded aluminum housing, fixture has die-formed, cold-rolled steel internal wiring chassis with extruded clear, prismatic acrylic lens. Unit ...
    on November 5, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. Sedgwick, Miller says, "dressed for herself and not to impress anyone else. She chopped off her hair, put these batwing eyelashes on and became a style icon."
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Sienna Miller Source: AZ Central.com

  2. "Directing a Hindi movie for the first time was easy because Hindi films have been batwing doors for me since 1992. With so many friends here, from Anupam Kher to Boney Kapoor, I feel at home and language is no bar these days," says Deva .
    on Jul 4, 2009 By: Prabhu Deva Source: Times of India

  3. "The batwing makes me laugh," Cook said when asked to name his favorite move, one with so much stretching that it would make a long-distance runner cringe. "That's what Luis Guzmán's character gets me with."
    on Oct 6, 2005 By: Dane Cook Source: MTV.com

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
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