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sweepback

[ sweep-bak ]
/ ˈswipˌbæk /
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noun Aeronautics.

the shape of, or the angle formed by, an airplane wing or other airfoil the leading or trailing edge of which slopes backward from the fuselage.

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Origin of sweepback

First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase sweep back
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British Dictionary definitions for sweepback

sweepback
/ (ˈswiːpˌbæk) /

noun

the rearward inclination of a component or surface, such as an aircraft wing, fin, etc
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