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  • a reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or nature
         The public backlash to the proposal was quick and insistent.
  • (mechanical). 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
  • the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Back"lash` (-lăsh`), n. [Back, adv. + lash.] (Mech.) 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; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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