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1. Angled rearward from the points of attachment. Used especially of aircraft wings.
2. Having wings of this type. Used of an aircraft.
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(Aeronautics) (of an aircraft wing) having leading edge and trailing edges inclined backwards towards the rear of the fuselage
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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.
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|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 hair |
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
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