: possessing sweepback

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swept-back was in 1914

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“Swept-back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swept-back. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

swept-back

adjective
ˈswep(t)-ˈbak
: slanting toward the tail of an airplane to form an acute angle with the body
swept-back wings
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