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Having sweptback wings. Used of an aircraft.
A sweptback wing.
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(Aeronautics) (of an aircraft, winged missile, etc) having wings swept (usually) backwards
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(of an aircraft or winged missile) having sweptback wings.
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Adj.1.sweptwing - (of an aircraft) having sweptback wings; "a sweptwing aircraft"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
swept - possessing sweep; "the sleek swept wings of the plane"
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