back·​swept | \ ˈbak-ˌswept How to pronounce backswept (audio) \

Definition of backswept

: swept or slanting backward

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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, "Review: Spot Ajax," 21 Apr. 2011

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First Known Use of backswept

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backswept was in 1911

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an act or instance of returning to life

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