A wing is a type of fin with a surface that produces aerodynamic force for flight or propulsion through the atmosphere, or through another gaseous or liquid fluid. As such, wings have an airfoil shape, a streamlined cross-sectional shape producing lift.
In the industrial context, the term "wing" can refer to a component of a machine, vehicle, or aircraft that extends out from the main body and provides lift or stability. Here are some examples of how the term "wing" is used in industry:
Similar things to "wing" in the industrial context include other components that extend out from the main body of a machine or vehicle and provide additional functionality. These might include outriggers on a crane, stabilizers on a forklift, or propellers on a boat.