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swing-wing

[ swing-wing ]
/ ˈswɪŋˌwɪŋ /
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adjective

(of an airplane) having wings whose horizontal angle to the fuselage centerline can be adjusted fore and aft to optimize aerodynamic performance at widely differing speeds.

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Origin of swing-wing

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for swing-wing

swing-wing

adjective

of or relating to a variable-geometry aircraft

noun

  1. such an aircraft
  2. either wing of such an aircraft
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