backfall

noun

Definition of backfall 

1 obsolete : a descending appoggiatura in music

2 : the sloping surface in a beater or washing engine down which paper pulp passes on leaving the knives

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First Known Use of backfall

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for backfall

back entry 3 + fall

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