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sweepback

[sweep-bak] /ˈswipˌbæk/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
the shape of, or the angle formed by, an airplane wing or other airfoil the leading or trailing edge of which slopes backward from the fuselage.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase sweep back
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sweepback

/ˈswiːpˌbæk/
noun
1.
the rearward inclination of a component or surface, such as an aircraft wing, fin, etc
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