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backhand a forward movement made with the back of the hand outward, as in a slap or a stroke with a tennis racket. [5 definitions]
backhanded in the manner of a backhand. [3 definitions]
backhoe an excavating vehicle with a large metal bucket that is drawn toward the vehicle in a digging motion.
backing help or support, esp. financial support. [3 definitions]
backlash an abrupt and sometimes violent motion or movement backward. [3 definitions]
backlist a publisher's list of all in-house books that have been kept in print for a relatively long period of time. [2 definitions]
backlit illuminated from behind.
backlog a quantity, as of work or objects, that has accumulated. [3 definitions]
back number any previous issue of a periodical.
back order part of an order that will be filled at a later date.
back-order to submit an order for (something) to be filled at a later time, as when (it) is available.
back out of to withdraw from prematurely. [2 definitions]
backpack a pack used to carry objects, esp. camping gear, on one's back; knapsack. [3 definitions]
back-pedal to press backward on the pedals of a bicycle or tricycle in order to brake. [3 definitions]
backrest something against which one can rest one's back.
back road a country road, sometimes unpaved, that is away from the main highways.
backscatter the deflection, by electromagnetic or nuclear forces, of moving waves or particles away from their original direction at angles greater than ninety degrees.
backscattering backscatter.
back seat a seat behind other seats or in the back, esp. of a vehicle.
back-seat driver a passenger who gives unsolicited advice about driving to the driver.
backside (informal) the fleshy portion of the body upon which one sits; buttocks. [2 definitions]