Back filling


Back filling
Filling Fill"ing, n. 1. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. The woof in woven fabrics. [1913 Webster]

3. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it. [1913 Webster]

{Back filling}. (Arch.) See under {Back}, a. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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