Definition of backcast in English:


Line breaks: back|cast
Pronunciation: /ˈbakkɑːst


  • A backward swing of a fishing line preparatory to casting.
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    • 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)

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  • Make a backcast.
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    • ‘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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