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backtrack
i. When transmitted on radio by the air traffic controller, it means that the aircraft should turn through 180° on the runway after landing and taxi in the opposite direction (i.e., toward the runway end from which the aircraft has landed).
ii. In air, to turn through approximately 180° and follow the same track in the reverse direction.
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US DEFENCE Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was forced to backtrack yesterday after saying in a speech that he knew of no clear link between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.