Associations to the word «Backlash»


BACKLASH, noun. A sudden backward motion.
BACKLASH, noun. A reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or abrupt nature.
BACKLASH, noun. (mechanics) The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear.
BACKLASH, noun. The jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
BACKLASH, verb. To cause or set off a backlash.

Dictionary definition

BACKLASH, noun. A movement back from an impact.
BACKLASH, noun. An adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance".
BACKLASH, verb. Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo