Back pressure

Back pressure
Back Back, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. [1913 Webster]

2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. [1913 Webster]

3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. [1913 Webster]

{Back blocks}, Australian pastoral country which is remote from the seacoast or from a river. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Back charges}, charges brought forward after an account has been made up.

{Back filling} (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 vault.

{Back pressure}. (Steam Engine) See under {Pressure}.

{Back rest}, a guide attached to the slide rest of a lathe, and placed in contact with the work, to steady it in turning.

{Back slang}, a kind of slang in which every word is written or pronounced backwards; as, nam for man.

{Back stairs}, stairs in the back part of a house; private stairs. Also used adjectively. See {Back stairs}, {Backstairs}, and {Backstair}, in the Vocabulary.

{Back step} (Mil.), the retrograde movement of a man or body of men, without changing front.

{Back stream}, a current running against the main current of a stream; an eddy.

{To take the back track}, to retrace one's steps; to retreat. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • back pressure — [1] The resistance to the flow of exhaust gases through the exhaust system. By rerouting the exhaust gases for noise suppression, a muffler causes back pressure, but a straight pipe alone causes only minimal back pressure. Some engines require… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • back pressure — noun 1. : residual pressure on the exhaust side of a steam engine piston against which the steam on the intake side must work 2. : opposition to flow of a liquid or gas due to friction, inertia, gravity, or other cause * * * back pressure noun… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • back pressure — pressure in direct opposition to the normal flow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • back pressure — A pressure exerted backward; in a field of fluid flow, a pressure exerted contrary to the pressure producing the main flow. Specifically, the pressure inside the exhaust system of a reciprocating engine that prevents the flow of burned gases from …   Aviation dictionary

  • back pressure — the pressure caused by the damming back of the blood in a heart chamber and its tributaries, due to an obstructive heart valve or failing myocardium …   Medical dictionary

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