to propel a boat by paddling backward, as by using a stroke in the direction of stern to bow.
to retard the forward motion by pressing backward on the pedal, especially of a bicycle with coaster brakes. to retreat from or reverse one’s previous stand on any matter; shift ground: to back-pedal after severe criticism. Boxing. to retreat from an opponent, especially by stepping rapidly backward. verb (intransitive) -pedals, -pedalling, -pedalled (US) -pedals, -pedaling, […]
backplane hardware, electronics A printed circuit board with slots into which other cards are plugged. A backplane,is typically just a connector and does not usually have many active components on it. This contrasts with a motherboard. Designing a backplane (http://iec.org/online/tutorials/design_backplane/index.html). (2002-09-08)
backronym jargon (Backward acronym) A word which has been turned into an acronym by inventing an expansion, rather than the other way around. E.g. “ping”. (2005-06-22)
a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people. a place where powerful or influential persons, especially politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner: The candidate for mayor was chosen in the precincts’ back rooms. Contemporary Examples I want Missourians to make a […]