Backlash

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5-2-390

A relative movement between interacting mechanical parts resulting from looseness. Note:: In French "backlash" and "looseness" are the word "jeu."

Reference: ANSI (modified)




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM