Backfall

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Backfall A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n backfall In wrestling, a fall or trip-up in which a wrestler is thrown upon his back.
    • n backfall In music, an obsolete melodic decoration, nearly like the modern long appoggiatura: called a double backfall when prolonged.
    • n backfall In organ-building, a lever whose front end is raised by the motion of a digital or pedal transmitted through a sticker (which see), its back end being correspondingly depressed: a device for transforming upward motion into downward.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
2d back, n. + fall,

Usage

In literature:

Paul accepted, and in another month was back in London, resolute to try a new backfall with the world.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
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