Definition of backcast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakkast/


A backward swing of a fishing line preparatory to casting.
Example sentences
  • Wading usually is easy over a gravel bottom of predictable depth and flow, with ample room for backcasts.
  • With grace and ease that he had entirely lacked, she executed a perfect backcast.
  • Keeping the trailing bucket and line inside the wide arc of the backcast is a prudent policy.

verb (past and past participle backcast)

[no object]
Make a backcast.
Example sentences
  • ‘Why don't you show Jake how to backcast? ‘suggested Terry.’
  • A fly rod is an excellent option for night fishing on a low, open pier or dock where room for safe backcasting is available.

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Syllabification: back·cast

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