Business / Construction / Backing: Frame lumber installed between the wall studs to give additional support for drywall or an interior trim related item, such as handrail brackets, cabinets, and towel bars. In this way, items are screwed and mounted into solid wood rather than weak drywall that may allow the item to break loose from the wall. Carpet backing holds the pile fabric in place.
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Backing Noun Synonyms: support, help, aid, assistance, succor, approval, endorsement, patronage, approval, sponsorship


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

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

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