noun[usually as modifier]
An aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position: swing-wing fighter bombers
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- This swing-wing bomber's official name was Lancer, but its crews called it the ‘Bone’.
- The two-seat SLR has the swing-wing doors and the futuristic interior is beautified by red leather seats and chromed panels on the dashboard.
- The swing-wing design also allows slow flight with the wings fully extended to increase lift.
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