backswept

[ bak-swept ]
/ ˈbækˌswɛpt /

adjective

slanting backward or away from the front.
Aeronautics. sweptback.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of backswept

First recorded in 1915–20; back2 + swept
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for backswept

backswept
/ (ˈbækˌswɛpt) /

adjective

slanting backwards
another word for sweptback
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012