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sweptback

[swept-bak] /ˈswɛptˈbæk/
adjective, Aeronautics.
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.
Origin of sweptback
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; adj. use of verb phrase swept back
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British Dictionary definitions for sweptback

sweptback

/ˈswɛptˌbæk/
adjective
1.
(of an aircraft wing) having leading edge and trailing edges inclined backwards towards the rear of the fuselage
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