noun (1)

Definition of swingback

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a pivoting back for some cameras that allows the film or plateholder to be tilted for correcting or distorting the perspective in a photograph or for shifting the focal plane so as to bring oblique objects into focus
2 : swayback of lambs


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of swingback (Entry 2 of 2)

: a movement of reaction (such as a return to favor or influence of a political party)

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History and Etymology for swingback

Noun (1)

swing entry 3 + back, noun

Noun (2)

from the phrase swing back, from swing entry 1 + back, adverb

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“Swingback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingback. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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