swept-back

sweptback

[swept-bak]
adjective Aeronautics.
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.

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

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

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