Meaning of BACKLASH in English

BACKLASH

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbak-ˌlash ]

noun

Date: 1815

1.

a. : a sudden violent backward movement or reaction

b. : the play between adjacent movable parts (as in a series of gears) ; also : the jar caused by this when the parts are put into action

2. : a snarl in that part of a fishing line wound on the reel

3. : a strong adverse reaction (as to a recent political or social development)

• back·lash·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.