sweptback


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sweptback
B-52H in flight

swept·back

 (swĕpt′băk′)
adj.
1. Angled rearward from the points of attachment. Used especially of aircraft wings.
2. Having wings of this type. Used of an aircraft.

sweptback

(ˈswɛptˌbæk)
adj
(Aeronautics) (of an aircraft wing) having leading edge and trailing edges inclined backwards towards the rear of the fuselage

swept•back

(ˈswɛptˈbæk)

adj.
1. (of the leading edge of an airfoil) forming a markedly obtuse angle with the fuselage.
2. (of an aircraft or winged missile) having wings of this type.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sweptback - (especially of aircraft wings) angled rearward from the point of attachment; "aircraft with sweptback wings"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
swept - possessing sweep; "the sleek swept wings of the plane"
2.sweptback - used of hairsweptback - used of hair        
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
Translations

sweptback

[ˈsweptˈbæk] ADJ [wing] → en flecha; [aircraft] → con alas en flecha
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