backburn

/ (ˈbækˌbɜːn) Australian and NZ /

verb (tr)

to clear (an area of scrub, bush, etc) by creating a new fire that burns in the opposite direction to the line of advancing fire

noun

the act or result of backburning

Nearby words

  1. backboard,
  2. backboard splint,
  3. backbone,
  4. backbreaker,
  5. backbreaking,
  6. backcast,
  7. backchat,
  8. backcloth,
  9. backcomb,
  10. backcourt

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