backwater

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To row or paddle a backwater stroke.

Etymology:

  • back + water
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'backwater':

backwaterThe water held back by a dam or other obstruction
backwaterA remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.
backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water
backwaterTo vacillate on a long-held position.
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