(US & Canadian) a light on the rear of a motor vehicle to warn others that the vehicle is being reversed Also called reversing light
to divert wind against the lee side of (a sail) from another sail. to set (a sail) so that the wind is on what would ordinarily be the lee side, as for turning the bow of a boat away from the wind. to blanket (another sailing vessel) by spilling wind from the sails of one […]
adjective See back-assed modifier In a backward or awkward manner: Why would he attempt that in such a backassed way?
backasswards adverb ass backwards
to attack the character or reputation of (a person who is not present). to speak unfavorably or slanderously of a person who is not present. Historical Examples The widow was no gossip, no backbiter, but a woman of opinions and a nimble tongue undeterred by fear or favor. Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland There is […]