Definition of Backfiring

1. Verb. (present participle of backfire) ¹



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Definition of Backfiring

1. backfire [v] - See also: backfire

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backfiring

backets
backfall
backfalls
backfield
backfields
backfile
backfile conversion
backfiles
backfill
backfilled
backfilling
backfills
backfire
backfired
backfires
backfiring (current term)
backfisch
backfische
backfit
backfits
backfitted
backfitting
backflip
backflipped
backflipping
backflips
backflow
backflowing
backflows
backflush

Literary usage of Backfiring

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1. Chemistry of Materials of the Machine and Building Industries by Robert Benjamin Leighou (1917)
"... at a speed greater than the velocity of backfiring, an explosive mixture of gas (or vapor) and air, into a bed of incandescent, granular, ..."

2. Electric Ignition for Combustion Motors by Forrest R. M.E. Jones (1912)
"This system has a feature relative to backfiring into the intake that does not appear in other systems. If the motor is rotated at very slow speed, ..."

3. The Eyes of the Army and Navy by Albert H. Munday (1917)
"Continuous backfiring is detrimental to the engine and should not be permitted. ... Causes for Defects of Engines backfiring. Spark too far advanced. ..."

4. Gas-engine Principles: With Explanations of the Operation, Parts by Roger Bradbury Whitman (1912)
"backfiring from this cause may be prevented by opening the gasoline valve a little to make ... Another cause of backfiring is a worn and leaky inlet valve, ..."

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