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Definition: gull-wing lead

A pin on a chip package that extends slightly out, down and then out again. Gull-wing leads are used on surface mount chips such as QFPs and SOICs. See surface mount, QFP, SOIC and J-lead.

Gull-Wing Leads
These are examples of the common gull-wing style of leads on surface mount chips. The leads extend slightly out, then down and out again.