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swept back

swept back
Variable sweep back.
A wing planform in which the tip of the leading edge of the wing is behind the root of the leading edge. Some combat aircraft have a variable sweepback to permit operations at various speeds. Also known as backswept.
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At low speeds, wide wings provide additional lift and help mitigate takeoff distance, while swept back wings with a smaller profile improve performance at high speeds.
You rolled along the surf, all memory Of other motion swept back in
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As observed with a near-infrared camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, part of the disk appears to be swept back behind the star.
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In an oblique wing aircraft, one wing of the craft is swept forward and the other wind is swept back in an asymmetric configuration when flying at supersonic speeds.