[ flair-bak ]
/ ˈflɛərˌbæk /


a blast of flame that sometimes issues from the breech of a large gun or cannon when it is opened after firing.
a brief, unexpected recurrence: a flareback of winter in May.

Nearby words

  1. flare path,
  2. flare star,
  3. flare up,
  4. flare, solar,
  5. flare-up,
  6. flared,
  7. flares,
  8. flareup,
  9. flaring,
  10. flaringly

Origin of flareback

First recorded in 1900–05; noun use of verb phrase flare back

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