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back fire Explained

Back fire at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Back fire \Back fire\
(a) A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn
only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet
both must go out for lack of fuel.
(b) A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil
engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke,
tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to
that in which it should travel; also, an explosion in the
exhaust passages of such ah engine.

back fire at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » backfire


Alternative forms

* backfire


From Inter: term » back + Inter: term » fire.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • a small, controlled fire set in the path of a larger uncontrolled fire, in order to limit the spread of the large fire by removing its fuel.


    Inter: trans-top » controlled fire
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|contre-feu|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|protuvatra|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|contrafuego|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * fireback
    Translation: ar » back fire
    Translation: my » back fire
    Translation: ta » back fire