sweepback

[ sweep-bak ]
/ ˈswipˌbæk /

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.

Nearby words

  1. sweep hand,
  2. sweep off someone's feet,
  3. sweep under the rug,
  4. sweep-saw,
  5. sweep-second,
  6. sweeper,
  7. sweeping,
  8. sweeping score,
  9. sweepingly,
  10. sweepings

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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