Backwash - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbækwɔːʃ|  American pronunciation of the word backwash
Brit.  |ˈbakwɒʃ|  British pronunciation of the word backwash

noun

- the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller (syn: airstream, race, slipstream, wash)
- the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) (syn: aftermath, wake)
- the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward (syn: wake)

Examples

...a general recession was the backwash of the crisis in the housing market...

the backwash of the company's failure

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