sweepback
noun Date: 1914 the backward slant of an airplane wing in which the outer portion of the wing is downstream from the inner portion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweepback — [swēp′bak΄] n. 1. a backward slant of an airfoil, esp. of a wing 2. the angle formed by some reference line along an airplane wing and the lateral axis of the airplane …   English World dictionary

  • sweepback — /sweep bak /, n. Aeron. 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. [1915 20; n. use of v. phrase sweep back] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweepback — noun the rearward angle of the leading edge of a wing, or airfoil …   Wiktionary

  • sweepback — n. (Aviation) backward slope of an airplane wing created by having the outer section of the wing downstream from the inner section …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sweepback — noun the angle at which an aircraft s wing is set back from a right angle to the body …   English new terms dictionary

  • sweepback — sweep•back [[t]ˈswipˌbæk[/t]] n. aer. the shape of, or the angle formed by, an airplane wing or other airfoil whose leading or trailing edge slopes backward from the fuselage • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • sweepback — /ˈswipbæk/ (say sweepbak) noun the shape of, or the angle formed by, an aeroplane wing whose leading or trailing edges slope backwards. {sweep1 + back2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweepback — n. the angle at which an aircraft s wing is set back from a position at right angles to the body …   Useful english dictionary

  • swept back/sweepback — A wing planform in which the tip of the leading edge of the wing is behind the root of the leading edge. Some combat aircraft have a variable sweepback to permit operations at various speeds. Also known as backswept. Variable sweep back …   Aviation dictionary

  • Short SB5 — infobox Aircraft name = SB/5 type = experimental aircraft manufacturer = Short Brothers caption = designer = first flight = 2 December 1952 introduced = retired = 1967, after a student at the Empire Test Pilot School inadvertently jettisoned the… …   Wikipedia

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