Definitions for backfillˈbækˌfɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. material used for refilling an excavation.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. (v.i.)to refill (an excavation).

    Category: Civil Engineering

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  1. backfill(Noun)

    The material that has been used to refill an excavation.

  2. backfill(Noun)

    Reserve support personnel.

  3. backfill(Noun)

    That which backfills; a replacement.

  4. backfill(Verb)

    To refill a hole with the material dug out of it.

  5. backfill(Verb)

    To refill an excavation unit to restore the former ground surface and or to preserve the unit and make it recognizable as having been excavated.

  6. backfill(Verb)

    To provide reserve support.

  7. backfill(Verb)

    To replenish or restock due to attrition or loss.

    The company backfilled Joe's position after he was terminated.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. backfill

    Reserve Component units and individuals recalled to replace deploying active units and/or individuals in the continental United States and outside the continental United States. See also Reserve Component.

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