swingback

swingback
I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: swing (III) + back, n.
1. : a pivoting back for some cameras that allows the film or plateholder to be tilted for correcting or distorting the perspective in a photograph or for shifting the focal plane so as to bring oblique objects into focus
2. : swayback of lambs
II. noun (-s)
Etymology: from the phrase swing back, from swing (I) + back, adverb
: a movement of reaction (as a return to favor or influence of a political party)

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/swing"bak'/, n.
(esp. in political affairs) a return or reversion, as to previous opinion, custom, or ideology: We must fight any swingback to isolationism.
[1860-65; n. use of v. phrase swing back]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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