Wrestling. a fall or throw onto the back.
(used with a plural verb) the members of the team who, on offense, are stationed behind the linemen and, on defense, behind the linebackers. their positions considered as a unit. the area where the backs play. Contemporary Examples A hulking defender breaks into the backfield and takes him down with a vicious clothesline tackle. Two […]
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the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]
material used for refilling an excavation. to refill (an excavation). verb (transitive) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation noun the soil used to do this n. 1901 (as backfilling), from back (adj.) + fill (n.). The verb was in use by 1930.
(of an internal-combustion engine) to have a loud, premature explosion in the intake manifold. to bring a result opposite to that which was planned or expected: The plot backfired. to start a fire deliberately in order to check a forest or prairie fire by creating a barren area in advance of it. (in an internal-combustion […]