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backfall

[ bak-fawl ]
/ ˈbækˌfɔl /
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noun
Wrestling. a fall or throw onto the back.
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Origin of backfall

First recorded in 1670–80; back2 + fall
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How to use backfall in a sentence

  • Paul accepted, and in another month was back in London, resolute to try a new backfall with the world.

    Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
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