to clear (an area of scrub, bush, etc) by creating a new fire that burns in the opposite direction to the line of advancing fire
the act or result of backburning
noun state of temporary postponement or deferral; also written back burner Word Origin refers to the back burners of a stove, where food gets less attention
a secret, unofficial, or informal channel of communication as used in politics or diplomacy: sensitive information passed on through a back channel. Contemporary Examples It essentially uses the award as a backchannel to decisively endorse the Polish version of the Katyn events. The Kremlin’s Amazing PR Turnaround Michael Idov June 7, 2010 noun a secret, […]
to skate back toward one’s defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack. Compare check1 (def 15), fore-check. to check over or through; review: Back-check the files to see if the patient’s records are there.
backdrop (def 1). Historical Examples In Marius the background is merely a backcloth for mental poses plastiques. Masques & Phases Robert Ross Requires a dab of red in all that backcloth of green and black, doesnt it? Twos and Threes G. B. Stern noun a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage […]