backswept

[ bak-swept ]
/ ˈbækˌswɛpt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. backstrap loom,
  2. backstreet,
  3. backstretch,
  4. backstroke,
  5. backstroker,
  6. backswimmer,
  7. backswing,
  8. backsword,
  9. backswordman,
  10. backswordsman

Origin of backswept

First recorded in 1915–20; back2 + swept

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British Dictionary definitions for backswept

backswept

/ (ˈbækˌswɛpt) /

adjective

slanting backwards
another word for sweptback
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