Meaning of back-and-forth

back-and-forth

Pronunciation: (bak'un-fôrth', -fōrth', -und-), [key]
— adj.
  1. backward and forward; side to side; to and fro: a back-and-forth shuttling of buses to the stadium; the back-and-forth movement of a clock's pendulum.
—n.
  1. unresolved argument or discussion.
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