sweptback

/ˈswɛptbæk/ (say 'sweptbak)

adjective
(of the wing of an aircraft) having its leading and trailing edges slanted backwards relative to its longitudinal axis.
{swept + back2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sweptback — adjective 1. (especially of aircraft wings) angled rearward from the point of attachment aircraft with sweptback wings • Similar to: ↑swept • Topics: ↑aircraft 2. used of hair • Syn: ↑backswept …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweptback — /swept bak /, adj. Aeron. 1. (of the leading edge of an airfoil) forming a markedly obtuse angle with the fuselage. 2. (of an aircraft or winged missile) having wings of this type. [1915 20; adj. use of v. phrase swept back] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweptback — adjective a) angled backwards from its attachment to the fuselage b) backswept …   Wiktionary

  • sweptback — swept•back [[t]ˈswɛptˈbæk[/t]] adj. 1) aer. (of the leading edge of an airfoil) forming a markedly obtuse angle with the fuselage 2) aer. (of an aircraft or winged missile) having wings of this type • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • sweptwing — adjective (of an aircraft) having sweptback wings a sweptwing aircraft • Similar to: ↑swept • Topics: ↑aircraft * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having swept wings; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • B-1 — /bee wun /, n., pl. B 1 s. a U.S. long range bomber, having sweptback wings and a subsonic cruising speed. [1970 75] /bee wun /, n., pl. B 1 s. a U.S. long range bomber, having sweptback wings and a subsonic cruising speed. [1970 75] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • B-1 — /bee wun /, n., pl. B 1 s. a U.S. long range bomber, having sweptback wings and a subsonic cruising speed. [1970 75] /bee wun /, n., pl. B 1 s. a U.S. long range bomber, having sweptback wings and a subsonic cruising speed. [1970 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • backswept — ack swept adj. aligned from front to back; slanted toward the back; used of hair. Syn: sweptback. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flight — is the process by which an object achieves sustained movement either through the air (or movement beyond earth s atmosphere, in the case of spaceflight) by aerodynamically generating lift, propulsive thrust or aerostatically using… …   Wikipedia

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