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Swept, angled, or slanting backward: a backswept hairstyle.
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1. slanting backwards
2. (Aeronautics) another word for sweptback
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1. slanting backward or away from the front.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.backswept - used of hairbackswept - used of hair        
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
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