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Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • backfires is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 20
  • backfires is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20

Definition of backfires

  • the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
  • come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
  • a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
  • a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
  • a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
  • emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
  • set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire