wing-shaped; wing-like; alar.
aliform a·li·form (ā’lə-fôrm’, āl’ə-)
Shaped like a wing; alar.
a city in W Uttar Pradesh, in N India. Historical Examples But since the death of Sir Syed the congress idea is growing among the students of Aligarh. The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan From Agra to Aligarh; and from Aligarh he was asked to more places than he could 154 visit. […]
to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc. to settle or stay after descending: The bird alighted on the tree. to encounter or notice something accidentally. provided with light; lighted up. on fire; burning. Contemporary Examples At the end, Fofana stabbed him repeatedly, poured flammable liquid onto him and then set him alight. […]
to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc. to settle or stay after descending: The bird alighted on the tree. to encounter or notice something accidentally. Contemporary Examples Kalman has a way of alighting on a moment in history, and animating it with personal details, both true and imagined. Maira Kalman at the […]
- Alighting gear
noun another name for undercarriage (sense 1) Historical Examples He broke propellers, frequently, to say nothing of wings and of alighting gear. Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White