Backfire Back"fire` Back-fire Back"-fire`, v. i. 1. (Engin.) To have or experience a back fire or back fires; -- said of an internal-combustion engine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Of a Bunsen or similar air-fed burner, to light so that the flame proceeds from the internal gas jet instead of from the external jet of mixed gas and air. -- {Back"-fir`ing}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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