from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A backward flow of water, as from the action of oars.
- n. See backrush.
- n. A backward flow of air, as from the propeller of an aircraft.
- n. A result of an event; an aftermath.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The backward flow of water from oars or propeller.
- n. The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine.
- n. The result or consequence of an event; an aftermath.
- n. The saliva, spit or food particles that have flowed back into a drink after someone has drunk from it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The flow of water propelled backward by the propeller, paddle wheel, or oars of a boat.
- n. The backward flowing air within the wash of an airplane, caused mostly by the engine.
- transitive v. To clean the oil from (wool) after combing.
- transitive v. To clean (a filter, a chromatography column, a water softener, etc.) by passing liquid through in the reverse of the normal direction of flow. This procedure dislodges particles which clog the pores of the filter or column packing, removing them from the filter or column.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cleanse from oil, as wool after combing.
- To subject to the back-wash of a boat which is ahead or is passing.
- n. In worsted manuf., a process of cleaning the carded sliver of wool by passing it through hot suds.
- n. The disturbed water thrown aft by the action of the oars, paddle-wheels, or propeller of a boat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
- n. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
- n. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
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I can hardly wait for the backwash from the protesters. .they should be hopping mad.
Yes | No | Report from baconboy206 wrote 12 weeks 4 days ago since all that backwash is carrying all kinds of trout goodys in it matching the hatch wont help, your fly will just blend in, especially with the poor visibility created by the scum.
The light it allowed into the living room, filtered through the mass of hydrangeas out front, was also faintly blue, or perhaps that was backwash from the cobalt walls of the room.
MA is simply living in backwash land and does not think outside the borders.
This fine sand made it more difficult to taxi the plane, and the backwash from the propellers kicked up a serious dust storm.
The receding water is referred to as a backwash, causing a rip current on the surface.
I didn't want to unnecessarily pick on this particular study, so I tried to hunt down the original source to see if they had done anything to protect against the "backwash" factor.
Hence, compared to rapid sand filters, hydraulic roughing filter cleaning does not require additional equipment, such as backwash pumps or even air compressors.
Somewhere on the route, owing to a kind of backwash of the surging people, Ralph Bastin and the Secretary of the Church had become separated.
When Sam was a twelve year old, barefooted boy upon the streets a kind of backwash of the wave of glory that had swept over Windy McPherson in the days of '61 lapped upon the shores of the Iowa village.
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