swing by


Aerospace. a trajectory that uses the gravitational field of one celestial body to alter the course of a spacecraft destined for another body.

Origin of swing by

1960–65, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase swing by
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Related Words for swing by

frequent, play, hit, inspect, see, tour, call, talk, reside, converse, crash, tarry, sojourn, chat, dwell

British Dictionary definitions for swing by

swing by


(preposition) informal to go somewhere to pay a visit
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