Definitions for backwaterˈbækˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər
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a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam
"the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"
a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
"the country is an economic backwater"
The water held back by a dam or other obstruction
A remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.
A rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water
To row or paddle a backwater stroke.
To vacillate on a long-held position.
water turned back in its course by an obstruction, an opposing current , or the flow of the tide, as in a sewer or river channel, or across a river bar
an accumulation of water overflowing the low lands, caused by an obstruction
water thrown back by the turning of a waterwheel, or by the paddle wheels of a steamer
"Backwater" is a song recorded by the Meat Puppets. It was released as the first single from the group's album Too High to Die. The single was released in three versions: one promo CDS and two singles. It is the Meat Puppets most successful single. The highest position in the US was #47 in Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Album Rock Charts. The 3 track single features a cover of the Feederz.
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In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
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