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backflash

noun

Definition of backflash

plural

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  1. 1 :  flashback

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of backflashing

  3. 3 :  a groove formed around the outer portion of the flash to receive the metal squeezed through the flash in sinking an upper die —called also gutter

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Origin and Etymology of backflash

3back + flash


First Known Use: 1944


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backflash

intransitive verb \"\

Definition of backflash

  1. 1 of a gas :  to flash back and burn at a point where combustion is not intended

  2. 2 of a literary or dramatic work :  to introduce a flashback into the narrative the script backflashes to a day in his life 10 years before

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Circa 1909

First Known Use of backflash

circa 1909


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