Back filling

(Arch.) the mass of materials used in filling up the space between two walls, or between the inner and outer faces of a wall, or upon the haunches of an arch or vault.
(Arch.) See under Back, a.

See also: Back, Filling

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Vasili Andreevich, who was wearing two fur-lined coats one over the other, was already in the sledge, his broad back filling nearly its whole rounded width, and taking the reins he immediately touched the horse.
The scope of work involves construction of road drainage works including excavation, steel reinforcement, concrete works, erection, and back filling, the company added in the filing.
This is a lad who has barely played a full game before, but he came in at left back filling some considerably-sized shoes in Leighton Baines and looked comfortable.
Where there were once lamp standards, there are now huge water filled holes caused by subsidence due to poor back filling. Surely by diverting the budget and not attempting to mow these eyesores the verges could be replaced with Tarmac?
Brighouse councillor Colin Stout said he believes the quarry owners want to build 48 houses on the site - after extracting the stone and back filling it with waste road materials.
In olden days, the practice was to take out a trench along the row and lay manure in the bottom before back filling after planting.
The linemen slide-protect away from the call, with the running back filling strong side after faking.