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swing-wing

(swĭng′wĭng′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being an airplane with wings constructed to allow the outer portion to fold back along the fuselage to produce streamlining at high speeds.

swing-wing

adj
(Aeronautics) of or relating to a variable-geometry aircraft
n
(Aeronautics)
a. such an aircraft
b. either wing of such an aircraft
Translations

swing-wing

[ˈswɪŋwɪŋ] ADJ [aircraft] → con alas de geometría variable

swing-wing

[ˈswɪŋˌwɪŋ] adj (Aer) → a geometria variabile
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The swing-wing TU-160, Blackjack by NATO classification, is still part of the Russian armed forces.
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