Definitions for backwashˈbækˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
water thrown backward by the motion of oars, propellers, etc.
Category: Nautical, Navy
the portion of the wash of an aircraft that flows to the rear.
a condition, usu. undesirable, that continues long after the event which caused it.
Origin of backwash:
slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash(noun)
the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
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"
the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
"the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
The backward flow of water from oars or propeller.
The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine.
The result or consequence of an event; an aftermath.
The saliva, spit or food particles that have flowed back into a drink after someone has drunk from it.
to clean the oil from (wood) after combing
"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
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
a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water
the backwash of the steamer.
- انْحِسار الماء خَلْفَ السَّفينَـهArabic
- водна диряBulgarian
- ressacaPortuguese (BR)
- das KielwasserGerman
- ρεύμα νερού που κινείται προς τα πίσω (π.χ. το ρεύμα που δημιουργεί ένα καράβι διασχίζοντας τη θάλασσα)Greek
- corriente de expulsiónSpanish
- پس موجFarsi
- זֶרֶם חוֹזֵרHebrew
- प्रतिक्षिप्त जलHindi
- uzvitlana struja vodeCroatian
- kuģa saceltie viļņi; pretplūsmaLatvian
- ombak undurMalay
- kjølvann, motsjøNorwegian
- prąd wstecznyPolish
- پس موجPersian
- نا تمامه،نيمايى،شاته پاتىPashto
- волны от пароходаRussian
- ladijski valoviSlovenian
- pruga iza brodaSerbian
- geri akıntı, dümen suyuTurkish
- 船行經水面後形成的回流Chinese (Trad.)
- хвилі від човна або судна, зворотній потікUkrainian
- ، لہر کا اتار الٹی لہر ، موجِ واپسیںUrdu
- nước xoáy ngượcVietnamese
- 由船等运动引起的逆流Chinese (Simp.)
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