a briefing for the press in which an official, often from government or business, gives background information to clarify particular policies, actions, or newsworthy issues, with the understanding that the official will not be named or quoted directly in any resulting press reports.
any briefing or report for the purpose of providing background information.
to propel a boat by paddling backward, as by using a stroke in the direction of stern to bow.
- Back pass
noun (soccer) a deliberate pass backwards to the goalkeeper Historical Examples Hands behind the back pass the ball round and round, and the girl inside the ring tries to find it. Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll Wigs in three divisions of loops at the back pass by, wigs in long queues, wigs in back […]
an act or instance of offering praise or congratulation: The winners indulged in a certain amount of mutual back-patting. Historical Examples And in all this outpouring of sentiment, this hand-shaking and back-patting, nobody thought to offer a kind word to old Waddles. Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
- Back pay
noun pay received by an employee from an increase awarded retrospectively Contemporary Examples Those employees may or may not get back pay when the shutdown ends. How the Government Shutdown Hurts National Security Josh Rogin September 29, 2013 Historical Examples On May 18, 1872, Congress passed a law for the restitution of back pay. A […]