ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-backlash (audio)
: preventing or controlling backlash
Most modern bait-casting reels today are equipped with some kind of anti-backlash device which makes it easier to cast with than earlier models.Vlad Evanoff

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-backlash was in 1881

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“Anti-backlash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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