Meaning of on the wing in English:

on the wing

Translate on the wing into Spanish


  • (of a bird) in flight.

    ‘I occasionally walk the High Street early on weekend mornings when you can hear birds on the wing.’
    • ‘They are certainly magnificent birds who live, sleep and feed on the wing.’
    • ‘Hen harriers rarely fly in wet weather, but in dry conditions the birds spend much of the day on the wing.’
    • ‘The second tale was also to do with predators, and the present obsession with preserving every hawk and buzzard on the wing.’