Words Like BACKWATER
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2 Alternative Words Similar to backwater
10 definitions of backwater
1. Water flowing in from behind.
Water thrown back by the turning of a water-wheel or the paddles of steamboats, etc.
Water held or forced back, as in a mill-race or in a tributary stream, in consequence of some obstruction, as a dam or flood.
An artificial accumulation of water obtained at high tide and reserved in reservoirs, to be discharged at low tide for clearing off deposits in channel-beds and tideways.
A creek or arm of the sea which runs parallel to the coast, having only a narrow slip of land between it and the sea, and communicating with the latter by barred entrances.
The water held back by a dam or other obstruction
A remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.
A rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water
To row or paddle a backwater stroke.
To vacillate on a long-held position.