backing
1) line added to the back of the main line so that the spool of an angling reel is filled up and the main line runs off freely when cast. Also provides extra line should a fish make a strong run but could lose the fish if cheap line is used
2) main line (the principal line in a longline from which branch lines depend with hooks attached)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • backing — back‧ing [ˈbækɪŋ] noun [uncountable] FINANCE COMMERCE support or help, especially financial help: • The proposals have the backing of the EU Commissioner for the Environment. • The consultancy was formed with financial backing from Saatchi and… …   Financial and business terms

  • backing — 1590s, support; 1640s, retreat; from prp. of BACK (Cf. back) (v.). Physical sense of anything forming a backing to something else is from 1793. Meaning musical accompaniment is recorded from 1940 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Backing — Back ing, n. 1. The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability. [1913 Webster] 3. Support or aid given to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Backing — Backing. См. Основа. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Backing — (engl., spr. bäck ), die Verstärkung eines Panzers durch eine Hinterlage, s. Panzerschiff …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • backing — I noun advocacy, aegis, aid, approval, assistance, auspices, bolstering, championing, charity, comfort, commendation, cooperation, coverage, defense, encouragement, favor, financing, furtherance, guarantee, guidance, help, indorsement, interest,… …   Law dictionary

  • backing — ● backing nom masculin (mot anglais) Matériau que l on met au fond de la gorge d un tambour de moulinet de pêche pour en diminuer la contenance. Fil de pêche que l on peut avoir en réserve au fond du moulinet …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • backing — [n] support abetment, accompaniment, adherence, advocacy, aegis, aid, assistance, auspices, championing, championship, encouragement, endorsement, funds, grant, help, patronage, reinforcement, sanction, secondment, sponsorship, subsidy; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • backing — ► NOUN 1) support. 2) a layer of material that forms or strengthens the back of something. 3) (especially in popular music) accompaniment to the main singer …   English terms dictionary

  • backing — [bak′iŋ] n. 1. something placed in back or forming a back for support or strength 2. support given to a person or cause 3. those giving such support 4. Slang a musical accompaniment …   English World dictionary

  • backing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ solid, strong ▪ full, unanimous (esp. BrE), wholehearted (BrE) ▪ The teachers have the full backing of the parents. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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