Definitions for Backwashˈbækˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•washˈbækˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ(n.)

  1. water thrown backward by the motion of oars, propellers, etc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the portion of the wash of an aircraft that flows to the rear.

    Category: Aeronautics

  3. a condition, usu. undesirable, that continues long after the event which caused it.

Origin of backwash:

1765–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash(noun)

    the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

  2. aftermath, wake, backwash(noun)

    the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

    "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

  3. wake, backwash(noun)

    the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

    "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

Wiktionary

  1. backwash(Noun)

    The backward flow of water from oars or propeller.

  2. backwash(Noun)

    The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine.

  3. backwash(Noun)

    The result or consequence of an event; an aftermath.

  4. backwash(Noun)

    The saliva, spit or food particles that have flowed back into a drink after someone has drunk from it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backwash(verb)

    to clean the oil from (wood) after combing

Freebase

  1. Backwash

    "Backwash" is the seventh episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Rafael Alvarez from a story by David Simon & Rafael Alvarez and was directed by Thomas J. Wright. It originally aired on July 13, 2003.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. backwash

    An even layer of water that moves along the sea floor from the beach through the surf zone and caused by the pile-up of water on the beach from incoming breakers.


Translations for Backwash

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

backwash(noun)

a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water

the backwash of the steamer.

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