anti-backlash

adjective
an·ti-back·lash | \ˌan-tē-ˈbak-ˌlash, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of anti-backlash 

: 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

First Known Use of anti-backlash

1912, in the meaning defined above

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