pushback

[ poosh-bak ]
/ ˈpʊʃˌbæk /

noun

a mechanism that forces an object backward.
opposition or resistance to a plan, action, statement, etc.: The regulations got some pushback from farmers.
the forcing of an enemy to withdraw.

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Origin of pushback

First recorded in 1940–45; push + back2
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