Definitions

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  • n. backfire from a recoilless weapon

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They got into the car and roared out of the parking lot, leaving a billowing back-blast of gravel and dust.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • It hit you like the back-blast of an explosion as you entered the room.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, July 7th, 1920

  • The wonders of digital communication and one of the reasons the left is having so much trouble getting away with their bovine back-blast.

    Conservative Outpost

  • "It should not be necessary to point out to you that if they have been able to develop a wall-shield that will stand up under those conditions, the back-blast through the breech of the Q-gun will blow the Brittania apart as though she were so much matchwood.

    Galactic Patrol

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