sweptwing

[ swept-wing ]
/ ˈswɛptˌwɪŋ /

adjective Aeronautics.

(of an aircraft, winged missile, etc.) having sweptback wings.

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British Dictionary definitions for sweptwing

sweptwing
/ (ˈswɛptˌwɪŋ) /

adjective

(of an aircraft, winged missile, etc) having wings swept (usually) backwards
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