Spur"-winged` (?), a. Zool.
Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings.
Spur-winged goose Zool., any one of several species of long-legged African geese of the genus Plectropterus and allied genera, having a strong spur on the bend of the wing, as the Gambo goose (P. Gambensis) and the Egyptian, or Nile, goose (Alopochen Aegyptiaca). -- Spur-winged plover Zool., an Old World plover (Hoplopterus spinosus) having a sharp spur on the bend of the wing. It inhabits Northern Africa and the adjacent parts of Asia and Europe.
© Webster 1913.