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water back

wa·ter back
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er bak]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər bæk/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) bæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er bak]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər bæk/

Definition of water back words

  • noun water back a reservoir or arrangement of tubing at the back of certain stoves or fireplaces for containing water to be heated by the fire. 1

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Origin of water back

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65

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Parts of speech for Water back

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water back popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% 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.

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