swept-back
adjective Date: 1914 possessing sweepback

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swept-back — adj 1.) hair that is swept back is brushed backwards from your face 2.) swept back wings on an aircraft look like the letter v …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swept-back — [ swept ,bæk ] adjective swept back hair is brushed away from your forehead …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swept-back — adjective 1 hair that is swept back is brushed backward from your face 2 swept back wings on an aircraft look like the letter v …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • swept-back — UK [ˈswept ˌbæk] / US adjective swept back hair is brushed away from your forehead …   English dictionary

  • swept-back — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from past participle of sweep back, v. : possessing sweepback …   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

  • back|swept — «BAK SWEHPT», adjective. = swept back. (Cf. ↑swept back) …   Useful english dictionary

  • swept|wing — «SWEHPT WIHNG», noun, adjective. –n. a swept back wing. –adj. having swept back wings …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swept wing — A swept wing is a wing planform common on high speed aircraft, with the wing swept back instead of being set at right angles to the fuselage. This is a useful drag reducing measure for aircraft flying just below the speed of sound. Forward sweep… …   Wikipedia

  • back — ahorse·back; apick·a·back; back; back·ber·end; back·bit·er; back·bone·less; back·coun·try; back·en; back·et; back·field; back·fill·er; back·fill·ing; back·fisch; back·friend; back·hand·ed; back·heel; back·less; back·lins; back·lot·ter; back·most; …   English syllables

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