Definition of backswept in English:

backswept

Syllabification: back·swept
Pronunciation: /ˈbakswept
 
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adjective

Swept, slanted, or sloped backward: his backswept hair
More example sentences
  • The large eye-catching flowers 1 to 4 inches across are usually red and yellow and have six backswept, often crinkled, petals and protruding stamens.
  • It had fangs sticking out of its upper and lower jaw, which was common enough, but no wings straddling the row of spikes that also ran, backswept, over its back.
  • The ships were the kind of swift feluccas preferred by the desert warlords, with odd-looking lateen sails and long, backswept oars pointing downwards into the water.

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