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  1. Wrestling. a fall or throw onto the back.

Origin of backfall

First recorded in 1670–80; back2 + fall

Words Nearby backfall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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