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backfall

back·fall
B b

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bak-fawl]
    • /ˈbækˌfɔl/
    • /ˈbæk.ˈfɔːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bak-fawl]
    • /ˈbækˌfɔl/

Definitions of backfall word

  • noun backfall a fall or throw onto the back 3
  • noun backfall a horizontal bar forming part of the internal mechanism of an organ 3
  • noun backfall Wrestling. a fall or throw onto the back. 1
  • noun backfall A fall or throw on the back in wrestling. 0

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Origin of backfall

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1670-80; back2 + fall

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Parts of speech for Backfall

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

backfall popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

backfall usage trend in Literature

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