Backshot vs Foreshot - What's the difference?

backshot | foreshot | coordinate terms |

Backshot is a coordinate term of foreshot.


In chiefly|sport|lang=en terms the difference between backshot and foreshot

is that backshot is (chiefly|sport) while foreshot is (chiefly|sport).

In geology|lang=en terms the difference between backshot and foreshot

is that backshot is (geology) while foreshot is (geology).

As nouns the difference between backshot and foreshot

is that backshot is (chiefly|sport) while foreshot is the spirits that first come over when an alcoholic liquid is distilled.

As an adjective backshot

is (of a water wheel) having the water introduced just behind the summit, combining the advantages of breastshot and overshot systems, since the full amount of the potential energy released by the falling water is harnessed as the water descends the back of the wheel.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

backshot

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (of a water wheel) Having the water introduced just behind the summit, combining the advantages of breastshot and overshot systems, since the full amount of the potential energy released by the falling water is harnessed as the water descends the back of the wheel.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, sport)
  • (geology)
  • Coordinate terms

    * foreshot, midshot * undershot

    foreshot

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The spirits that first come over when an alcoholic liquid is distilled
  • (chiefly, sport)
  • Foreshots knock the ball forward.
  • (geology)
  • * 1997 , Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems , volume 2:
  • Twelve foreshot and twelve backshot records at varying offsets were acquired for each geophone setup to achieve 24 fold duplicity.

    Coordinate terms

    * midshot, backshot

    References

    * OED 2nd edition (online)