What is another word for backfiring?

115 synonyms found


[ bˈakfa͡ɪ͡əɹɪŋ], [ bˈakfa‍ɪ‍əɹɪŋ], [ b_ˈa_k_f_aɪə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]

Related words: backfire, backfired, backfires, backfired on me, backfiring

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    How to use "Backfiring" in context?

    Backfiring is an unfortunate term that is often used to describe a firearm that incorrectly fires rounds back into the gunnels or receiver of the firearm. This is usually caused by a cartridge casing not being seated properly in the chamber of the firearm, and as a result, the round might be ignited by the firing pin while still in the barrel. This can cause the gun to spontaneously fire, causing potential harm to the user and others in close proximity.

    A backfire can also occur when the weapon is fired unintentionally while its hammer is cocked. When this happens, the weapon's hammer may strike the cartridge case, causing the firearm to discharge.

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