sweepback

play
noun sweep·back \ˈswēp-ˌbak\

Definition of sweepback

  1. :  the backward slant of an airplane wing in which the outer portion of the wing is downstream from the inner portion

First Known Use of sweepback

1914

Learn More about sweepback


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sweepback? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!