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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.
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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
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Translations

swing-wing

[ˈswɪŋwɪŋ] ADJ [aircraft] → con alas de geometría variable
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swing-wing

[ˈswɪŋˌwɪŋ] adj (Aer) → a geometria variabile
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