a sudden, forceful backward movement; recoil.
a strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change:
a backlash of angry feeling among Southern conservatives within the party.
the space between the thickness of a gear tooth and the width of the space between teeth in the mating gear, designed to allow for a film of lubricant, binding from heat expansion and eccentricity, or manufacturing inaccuracies.
play or lost motion between loosely fitting machine parts.
Angling. a snarled line on a reel, usually caused by a faulty cast.
to make or undergo a backlash.
a reaction or recoil between interacting worn or badly fitting parts in a mechanism
the play between parts
a sudden and adverse reaction, esp to a political or social development: a public backlash against the government is inevitable
1815, of machinery, from back (adj.) + lash (n.). In metaphoric sense, it is attested from 1955.
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 […]
Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background. to illuminate (something) from behind. Contemporary Examples A model, backlit by the runway, walks the runway at the Just Cavalli show on Thursday. Milan Fashion Week Photo of the Day: September 19 […]
(in automotive styling) the rear window of a vehicle.