backing

(redirected from backings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.

backing

1. Theatre a scenic cloth or flat placed behind a window, door, etc., in a set to mask the offstage space
2. the support in gold or precious metals for a country's issue of money in notes
3. Meteorol an anticlockwise change in wind direction

backing

[′bak·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The unexposed, rough masonry surface of a wall that is faced with finer work.
The earth backfill of a retaining wall.
(electronics)
Flexible material, usually cellulose acetate or polyester, used on magnetic tape as the carrier for the oxide coating.
(metallurgy)
(meteorology)
Internationally, a change in wind direction in a counterclockwise sense (for example, south to east) in either hemisphere of the earth.
In United States usage, a change in wind direction in a counterclockwise sense in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
(mining engineering)
Timbers across the top of a level, supported in notches cut in the rock.

carpet backing

The material on the underside of carpet; usually made of cotton, carpet rayon, kraft cord, or jute; may have a coating of latex.

backing

The change of direction of wind in an anticlock-wise direction as viewed from the top. The change of direction in a clock-wise direction is called veering. See back (v).
References in periodicals archive ?
Wool on Flannel throw QM140203 $44.99 per part coordinated backing available
Redwork throw QM140201 $14.99 per part coordinated backing available
The results of all of the examinations revealed that 32 (39 percent) of the 82 duct tape samples had multilayered backings.
The biggest advance in carpet aesthetics for long term care and health care settings stems from the development of more flexible backings that are moisture-proof but that permit the stretching necessary during installation to match larger-scale patterns, notes DiMotta.
Choose your backings to meet your needs and look for the features that will best suit your building.
Constructed with a waterproof vinyl backing and a yarn surface, hybrids have the durability of sheet vinyl and the appearance of carpet.
Colback SMR sets new standards for the environmental sustainability of primary backings as the only nonwoven primary backings in the market today using 100% post-consumer recycled polyester (PET).
"Some level of activity is going on at every company." He said some of General Motors' products use a polypropylene face yam and a polypropylene slit film, although it still incorporates latex backings.
A high performance glass fiber nonwoven is currently available from Lydall Manning Nonwovens, Troy, NY, offering an economical alternative to woven glass backings for UL 900 Class 1, Ashrae-efficiency HVAC filters.
Previously, vessels grown in a lab had failed to hold together without the support of a synthetic backing. Unfortunately, backing materials such as plastic aren't flexible enough to handle the variable pressures of blood flow.
Royalguard soil-resistant treatment and Pacificrest's woven polypropylene/ActionBac[R] backing system are standard.