Science / Weather / Backing: A counterclockwise shift in the wind direction in the Northern Hemisphere at a certain location. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is clockwise. This can either happen in the horizontal or the vertical (with height). For example, the wind shifts from the northeast to the north to the northwest. It is the opposite of veering.

Other Words for Backing

Backing Noun Synonyms: support, help, aid, assistance, succor, approval, endorsement, patronage, approval, sponsorship

Backing It In

Technology / Motorcycle / Backing It In: Going into a corner with the rear of the motorcycle sliding while the rider is counter-steering. This is a way for a rider to scrub off speed and set the motorcycle up for a fast exit from the corner. MORE


Business / Finance / Piggybacking: A broker who trading stocks, bonds or commodities in a personal account following a trade just made for a customer. The broker assumes that the customer is making the trade on valuable inside informat MORE

Antihalation Backing

Entertainment / Photography / Antihalation Backing: Dye used on the back of most films capable of absorbing light which passes straight through the emulsion. In this way it reduces the amount of extraneous light that can be reflected from the camera ba MORE