back run


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

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First Known Use of back run

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Back run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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