blowback


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  • noun

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the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

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Gas-powered airsoft guns are subdivided into blowback and non-blowback models.
32; it was very reliable, far more accurate than any sub-bore blowback had to be, and it was a beautifully fitted and finished (though its design was anything but handsome).
Use of the word "hesitation" above reminds me that it would be a good term to replace "retarded blowback.
BlowBack, a patented nonreversing valve with pulse-jet, for maintenance-free filter cleaning extends motor and blower life.
Offhand, I can think of two blowback designs adapted to the .
JUST RIGHT CARBINES 9mm FLAG GUN Type: Blowback operated, semiautomatic Caliber: 9mm Capacity: 10 + 1 rds.
After sparking blowback among legislators, a Senate proposal to overhaul ethics rules at the Capitol could lose some of the punch Gov.
However, thanks to the ongoing chaos in the Middle East as well as the Syria war blowback in the West, some Western officials and politicians continue to target Muslims and their communities - without any ties to terrorism.
3 All motor loaders include a blowback feature to help reduce filter clogging and reduce maintenance.
Today it's facing the blowback of terrorism in its periphery from its clients of yesterday.
In our horrified reaction to the violence and sudden success of the Islamic State, too many have allowed themselves to forget that we are reaping the whirlwind of blowback and hesitate to challenge the current strategy of bombings and increasing troops ("advisers") on the ground.
He said that the Pakistan Army launched the ZarbiAzb operation and its blowback was being felt now.
ut also helping in rebuilding of FATA, management of TDPs and protecting rest of the country against any blowback from terrorist organization, adding any apprehensions regarding success of ZarbeAzb were unwarranted.
I stand for soft legislative regulation, including laws on state procurements, but I stand against direct restrictions, when draft bills forbid Russian contractors to buy this or that foreign software, Nikiforov said, adding that the measures will have a blowback.
Jonathan Russell of anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam Foundation explained that a key lesson from the 2003 Iraq war was the domestic threat of blowback and radicalisation.