swing-wing

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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Boeing B-1B Lancer is a four-engine variable-sweep wing strategic bomber, which entered service with the US Air Force in 1986.
Variable-sweep wing (or swing wing) aircraft, like the F-14 Tomcat and B-1 Lancer, get around this with wings which are spread widely at takeoff and low speeds and can be swept back while in flight for enhanced performance at high speeds.