backdraught

US and Canadian backdraft

/ (ˈbækˌdrɑːft) /

noun

a reverse movement of air, gas, or liquid
an explosion that occurs when air reaches a fire that has used up all the available oxygen, often occurring when a door is opened to the room containing the fire

Nearby words

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

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