To back water

Related to To back water: Black Water
(Naut.) to reverse the action of the oars, paddles, or propeller, so as to force the boat or ship backward.

See also: Back

References in classic literature ?
Where the mangroves ceased, and where high ground and a beaten runway came down to the water's edge, Van Horn motioned the rowers to back water and lay on their oars.
Tenders are invited for Improvements and construction of cd works asphalting to back water submersion road from kunuru village to siddeswaranadoddi under arp (balance work)
Tenders are invited for Providing metalling construction of CD works & Embankment to Back water Submersion Road from Koonur Village to Siddeshwarnadoddi under Arkavathy Reservoir Project.
Tenders are invited for Providing Guard Stones To Back Water Of Madure Tank Bund In Ch 8.85km To Ch 9.10km In Belavangala Kanasavadi Road In Doddaballapura Taluk