from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In wrestling, a fall or trip-up in which a wrestler is thrown upon his back.
- noun In music, an obsolete melodic decoration, nearly like the modern long appoggiatura: called a double backfall when prolonged.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
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- noun A
fallor throwon the backin wrestling.
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back + fall
Paul accepted, and in another month was back in London, resolute to try a new backfall with the world.