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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACKLASHED

It was though his fingers carried a galvanic current that backlashed up his arm even as it stiffened hers.

WORD ORIGIN

1815, of machinery, from back (adj.) + lash (n.). In metaphoric sense, it is attested from 1955.

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