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Definition: Back filling
1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the
back door; back settlements.
2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
, Australian pastoral country which is remote
from the seacoast or from a river. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, charges brought forward after an account has
been made up.
(Arch.), the mass of materials used in filling
up the space between two walls, or between the inner and
outer faces of a wall, or upon the haunches of an arch or
. (Steam Engine) See under Pressure
, a guide attached to the slide rest of a lathe,
and placed in contact with the work, to steady it in
, a kind of slang in which every word is written
or pronounced backwards; as, nam for man.
, stairs in the back part of a house; private
stairs. Also used adjectively. See Back stairs
, and Backstair
, in the Vocabulary.
(Mil.), the retrograde movement of a man or body
of men, without changing front.
, a current running against the main current of
a stream; an eddy.
To take the back track
, to retrace one's steps; to retreat.
1. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or
to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a
tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between
exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of
open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner
planks of a vessel, etc.
2. The woof in woven fabrics.
3. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
. (Arch.) See under Back