Definition of swing-wing in English:



usually as modifier
  • An aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position.

    ‘swing-wing fighter bombers’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Congress cancelled the program and allowed the U.S. Navy to request bids to create a new swing-wing fighter.’
    • ‘The swing-wing design and turbofan engines not only provide greater range and high speed at low levels but they also enhance the bomber's survivability.’