backwater

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backwater /ˈbækˌwɑːtɚ/ noun
plural backwaters
backwater
/ˈbækˌwɑːtɚ/
noun
plural backwaters
Learner's definition of BACKWATER
[count]
: a part of a river where the water moves slowly because it is away from the main part of the river
: a quiet place (such as a town or village) where there is little activity, excitement, progress, etc.