meaning of backwash

backwash meaning in General Dictionary

The movement of water propelled backward by the propeller paddle-wheel or oars of a boat

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  • to wash the oil from wool after combing
  • the flow of air which driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  • the consequences of a conference (especially a catastrophic occasion)
  • the revolution that spreads behind a boat because moves ahead
  • To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.

backwash meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1876, "motion of a receeding wave," from back (adj.) + clean (letter.).


backwash meaning in Sports Dictionary

defines a revolution that reflects back into sea. (sport: browsing)


backwash meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) to completely clean the oil from (timber) after combing.


Sentence Examples with the word backwash

The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.

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