Meaning of backwater
Pronunciation: (bak'wô"tur, -wot"ur), [key]
- water held or forced back, as by a dam, flood, or tide.
- a place or state of stagnant backwardness: This area of the country is a backwater that continues to resist progress.
- an isolated, peaceful place.
- a stroke executed by pushing a paddle forward, causing a canoe to move backward.
- backwater (Thesaurus)