backblast

noun

Definition of backblast

: the rush of powder gases from the open or vented breech of a recoilless weapon

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First Known Use of backblast

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Backblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backblast. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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