what is difference between backfire and blowback
From back + fire.
- (verb) IPA(key): /bækˈfaɪə(ɹ)/, /ˈbækfaɪə(ɹ)/
- (noun) IPA(key): /ˈbækfaɪə(ɹ)/
backfire (third-person singular simple present backfires, present participle backfiring, simple past and past participle backfired)
- (of a gun, cannon, Bunsen burner, etc.) To fire in the opposite direction, for example due to an obstruction in the barrel.
- (of an engine) To experience a premature ignition of fuel or an ignition of exhaust gases, making a popping sound.
- To fail in a manner that brings down further misfortune.
backfire (plural backfires)
- (firefighting) Alternative spelling of back fire
- A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in the wrong direction.
- An explosion in the exhaust passages of an internal combustion engine.
- An explosion in other equipment.
- (premature explosion in engine cylinder): knock, ping
- backfire effect
blow + back
blowback (countable and uncountable, plural blowbacks)
- (firearms) A type of action where the pressure from the fired cartridge blows a sliding mechanism backward to extract the fired cartridge, chamber another cartridge, and cock the hammer.
- An unintended adverse result, especially of a political action.
- Synonym: fallout
- (slang) The act of shotgunning (inhaling from a pipe etc. and exhaling into another smoker’s mouth).
- On a steam locomotive, the reversal of exhaust gases when the regulator is closed without using the blower; see Blowback (steam engine).
- (computing) Synonym of backscatter.
- (unintended adverse result): fallout
- (firearm action): blow forward
- blowback on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “blowback”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.