Definition of back run
: the period in an industrial process in which the flow of materials (as of steam and gas in water-gas manufacture) is reversed
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of back run
First Known Use: 1927
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up back run? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).