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wingman +‎ -ship; in the flight sense, coined in imitation of horsemanship.


wingmanship (uncountable)

  1. Power or skill in flying.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Duke of Argyll to this entry?)
  2. Friendship in the form of being a wingman.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wingmanship in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)