Definition of Sweepback

1. Noun. the rearward angle of the leading edge of a wing, or airfoil. ¹



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Definition of Sweepback

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Sweepback

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1. Aviation, Theorico-practical Text-book for Students by Benjamin Morreale Carmina (1919)
"Angle of sweepback. — The angle of sweepback is the angle a (Fig. 16a) formed by the leading edge of a wing with the lateral axis AB of an aeroplane. ..."

2. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"(n) sweepback. foj Streamline shape. In carrying out the above instructions, blue prints and models showing the general construction of an airplane should ..."

3. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"A similar conclusion as to absence of effect is reached for variations of sweepback up to 20°. This type of wing modification is not very common, ..."

4. Learning to Fly in the U. S. Army: A Manual of Aviation Practice by Elisha Noel Fales (1917)
"sweepback.—The horizontal angle (if any) that the leading edge of a machine makes with the crosswise or lateral axis of an airplane. 63. ..."

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