Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In wrestling, a fall or trip-up in which a wrestler is thrown upon his back.
- n. In music, an obsolete melodic decoration, nearly like the modern long appoggiatura: called a double backfall when prolonged.
- n. In organ-building, a lever whose front end is raised by the motion of a digital or pedal transmitted through a sticker (which see), its back end being correspondingly depressed: a device for transforming upward motion into downward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
- back + fall (Wiktionary)
“Paul accepted, and in another month was back in London, resolute to try a new backfall with the world.”
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