noun back·lash \ˈbak-ˌlash\

: a strong public reaction against something

Full Definition of BACKLASH

a :  a sudden violent backward movement or reaction
b :  the play between adjacent movable parts (as in a series of gears); also :  the jar caused by this when the parts are put into action
:  a snarl in that part of a fishing line wound on the reel
:  a strong adverse reaction (as to a recent political or social development)
back·lash·er noun

First Known Use of BACKLASH


Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl


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