from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having sweptback wings. Used of an aircraft.
  • n. A sweptback wing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of an aircraft) having sweptback wings


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  • He couldn't afford to get those sweptwing escorts mixed up with any Soviet-built types who might have wandered into the sky he was covering.

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  • Occupation troops went through Germany and found masses of extremely advanced technology, much of which (Jet engine advances, guided missiles, advanced submarines, sweptwing subsonic fighters) was quickly taken back home and copied. | Top Stories

  • Porches, steps, verandas, balconies, patios and another extensions of the concern should be kept uncluttered, sweptwing and in beatific condition.



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