Definition of Blowback

1. Noun. The backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired.

Exact synonyms: Backfire
Generic synonyms: Blowup, Detonation, Explosion
Specialized synonyms: Back-blast, Backblast



2. Noun. Misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service.
Generic synonyms: Misinformation

Definition of Blowback

1. Noun. (context: firearms) A type of action where the pressure from the fired cartridge blows a sliding mechanism backward to extract the fired cartridge, chamber another cartridge, and cock the hammer. ¹

2. Noun. An unintended adverse result, especially of a political action. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) The act of shotgunning (inhaling from a pipe etc. and exhaling into another smoker's mouth). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blowback

1. an escape of gases [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowback

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blow someone's mind
blow someone out of the water
blow the whistle
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blow this pop stand
blow this popsicle stand
blow torch
blow tube
blow up
blow up in one's face
blow valve
blow valves
blowability
blowable
blowback (current term)
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Literary usage of Blowback

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1. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms (1993)
"Thus, this simple modification to the disconnector together with the configuration of the above design features (blowback operation, firing from the open ..."

2. Federal Firearms Regulations by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Thus, this simple modification to the disconnector together with the configuration of the above design features (blowback operation, firing from the open ..."

3. Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide edited by John W. Magaw (1996)
"The KG-9 is a 9 millimeter caliber, semiautomatic firearm which is blowback operated and which fires from the open bolt position with the bolt incorporating ..."

4. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"blowback may be caused by a defective breech mechanism, a ruptured cartridge case or a faulty primer. 2. Type of weapon operation in which the force of ..."

5. Directory of Eric Resource Collections, 1996 edited by Belinda J. Taheri, Edward Pearce, Carol Boston (1998)
"... University/College consortium members Services: Paper copy reproduction; Microfiche blowback; Search services for university community only (135) ..."

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