swept back


adjective Aeronautics.
(of the leading edge of an airfoil) forming a markedly obtuse angle with the fuselage.
(of an aircraft or winged missile) having wings of this type.

1915–20; adj. use of verb phrase swept back

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sweptback (ˈswɛptˌbæk)
(of an aircraft wing) having leading edge and trailing edges inclined backwards towards the rear of the fuselage

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