back water

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See also: backwater and back-water

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

back water (plural back waters)

  1. Alternative spelling of backwater

Verb[edit]

back water (third-person singular simple present backs water, present participle backing water, simple past and past participle backed water)

  1. (nautical) To reverse the action of the oars, paddles, or propeller, so as to force the boat or ship backward.