blowback
blowback lowback n. 1. the backward escape of unburned gunpowder after a shot. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Blowback — may refer to one of the following. *Blowback (intelligence) *Blowback (arms) *Blowback (military) Negative effects suffered from one s own weapons, such as nuclear fallout blown onto one s own troops or civilian population. *Blowback (book) a… …   Wikipedia

  • Blowback — студийный альбом Tricky …   Википедия

  • Blowback — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Blowback es un sistema de accionamiento para realizar la recarga de armas de fuego automáticas o semiautomáticas. Este sistema utiliza la energía creada por la detonación de la munición en la cámara y acciona… …   Wikipedia Español

  • blowback — [blō′bak΄] n. 〚 BLOW1 + BACK1 (adv. ): in older sense of an explosion, expulsion of gas, etc., as from a damaged gun or backfiring engine〛 the unforeseen negative consequences of an action or decision * * * …   Universalium

  • blowback — (n.) also blow back, 1883, in reference to flames in enclosed spaces (firearms, furnaces, etc.), from BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1) + BACK (Cf. back) (adv.). Sense in reference to convert actions, etc., is from 1978 …   Etymology dictionary

  • blowback — [blō′bak΄] n. [ BLOW1 + BACK1 (adv. ): in older sense of an explosion, expulsion of gas, etc., as from a damaged gun or backfiring engine] the unforeseen negative consequences of an action or decision …   English World dictionary

  • Blowback — Als Blowback (engl. „Rückstoß“) wird in der Fachsprache der Geheimdienste der unbeabsichtigte Effekt bezeichnet, bei dem inoffizielle außenpolitische Aktivitäten oder verdeckte Operationen später negativ auf deren Ursprungsland zurückfallen. Dies …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Blowback — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Blowback est le sixième album du rappeur Tricky, paru en 2001 Blowback est un film américain de Mark L. Lester sorti en 2000 Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blowback — 1. Escape, to the rear and under pressure, of gases formed during the firing of the weapon. Blowback may be caused by a defective breech mechanism, a ruptured cartridge case, or a faulty primer. 2. Type of weapon operation in which the force of… …   Military dictionary

  • blowback — The unintented fallout due to the often ugly business of espionage work. The decision to hold many top level Al Queda officials in Egypt and Jordan is a clear effort of the part of the CIA to minimize blowback. By holding them in a foreign nation …   Dictionary of american slang

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