how to pronounce backlash

bæklæʃ

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“… with their material in a backlash to the …”

meanings of backlash

noun:

  1. The jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
  2. A sudden backward motion.
  3. A negative reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or abrupt nature.
  4. The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear.

verb:

  1. To cause or set off a backlash.