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Meaning of sweptback

swept•back

Pronunciation: (swept'bak'), [key]
— adj. Aeron.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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