Definitions for backwashˈbækˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Backwash(verb)

    to clean the oil from (wood) after combing

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  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 TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  • килватерBulgarian
  • jälkitilanne, jälkipyykki, seuraamus, purskutus, potkurivirta, jälkivaikutusFinnish
  • mitiMāori

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