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Meaning

  • Aback [Adverb] (əˈbak)
  1. toward the back.
2. so that the wind presses against the forward side of the sail or sails.
3. (of a sail) positioned so that the wind presses against the forward side.
4. (of a yard) positioned so that its sail is laid aback.

Etymology

Old English
on bæc
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Aback
1700's


The letter A

Abacist ——> Aback ——> Abacus

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