Back"-fire`, v. i.

1.

(Engin.)

To have or experience a back fire or back fires; -- said of an internal-combustion engine.

2.

Of a Bunsen or similar air-fed burner, to light so that the flame proceeds from the internal gas jet instead of from the external jet of mixed gas and air. -- Back"- fir`ing, n.

 

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