back·​swept ˈbak-ˌswept How to pronounce backswept (audio)
: swept or slanting backward

Examples of backswept in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though the Ajax comes spec’d with backswept mustache bars, Yeager gave it a nimble geometry more in line with cyclocross bikes — all the better for darting in and out of traffic. John Bradley, WIRED, 21 Apr. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backswept was in 1911

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“Backswept.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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