backdraft

[ bak-draft, -drahft ]
/ ˈbækˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft /

noun

an explosive surge in a fire produced by the sudden mixing of air with other combustible gases.

Nearby words

  1. backcross,
  2. backdate,
  3. backdoor,
  4. backdoor play,
  5. backdown,
  6. backdraught,
  7. backdrop,
  8. backed,
  9. backend-to,
  10. backer

Origin of backdraft

First recorded in 1815–25; back2 + draft

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