swept-back

adjective
\ ˈswep(t)-ˈbak How to pronounce swept-back (audio) \

Definition of swept-back

: possessing sweepback

First Known Use of swept-back

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Swept-back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swept-back. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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