therapeutic manipulation of the muscles of the back; massage of the back.
a liniment or anodyne ointment for relieving muscular soreness:
a tube of greaseless backrub.
the action or process of massaging the back for relief of pain or relaxing muscle stress
He wanted a backrub after mowing the lawn.
- Back run
a period during which a particular process, as the flow of materials in manufacturing, is reversed. Australian. a tract of dry land in the public domain used as an auxiliary pasture by owners of adjacent private property. Historical Examples My head aches as if it would split, and all down my back run sharp pains. […]
- Back rush
the return of water seaward, down the foreshore of a beach, following the uprush of a wave. Historical Examples The heavy chain clinked taut with the pull of the outgoing tide, then relaxed in the back rush of water. A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith The back rush took him from his feet, but […]
the return of water seaward, down the foreshore of a beach, following the uprush of a wave.
- Back salary
noun See back pay Historical Examples Better pay up your back salary instead of sitting there howling at me. Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage Byram came to look at you; he brought your back salary—all of it. The Maids of Paradise Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers Camm and a number of clergymen sued […]