clipped wing

clipped wing

Aircraft with wings modified by removing the tips or outer portion.
References in classic literature ?
So have I seen a bird with clipped wing, making affrighted broken circles in the air, vainly striving to escape the piratical hawks.
I was on the point of answering, "I never said so," but the vicious cockatoo ruffled his clipped wings and gave a screech that set all my nerves on edge in an instant, and made me only too glad to get out of the room.
This particular bird was kept with clipped wing feathers, so the functionality of the tail in flight could not be assessed.
FRESH concerns have been raised for the "clipped wing generation" of young people aspiring to get on the property ladder, as official figures show the typical starter home is 13.5 per cent more expensive than it was a year ago.
Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: "The 'clipped wing generation' are finding themselves with no choice but to remain living with mum and dad well into adulthood.
Europe's Airbus sought to focus on its order books after it suffered a clipped wing, faulty gearbox and delays to a new jet ahead of the aviation industry's showcase event.
ONE in five working 20 to 34-yearolds in England has moved back in with their parents or grandparents in the last year, having previously lived independently, according to research by Shelter into the plight of the "clipped wing" generation.
NEARLY EARLY EARL two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" "y the nest.
A Worcester man has come up with a solution to the problem of clipped wing mirrors.
"I've had clipped wing mirrors before and so has my girlfriend and my previous car was hit.
He said it would help the "clipped wing generation" who are unable to leave home and the parents "who want their kids out of their hair".