sweptback wing

sweptback wing

[′swep¦bak ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane wing on which both the leading and trailing edges have sweepback, the trailing edge forming an acute angle with the longitudinal axis of the airplane aft of the root. Also known as swept wing.
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Grainy footage of Sir Freddie Laker, with a fine pair of sweptback wings, appeared on TV at the weekend.
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4, 1948, the three jet- and rocket-powered Skyrockets explored the new but unproven design of sweptback wings.