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

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

  1. (preposition) informal to go somewhere to pay a visit
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