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Aback

Aback Meaning & Definition
Aback Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Aback?

[adv] by surprise; "taken aback by the caustic remarks"
[adv] having the wind against the forward side of the sails; "the ship came up into the wind with all yards aback"

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Aback In Webster's Dictionary

\A*back"\ ([.a]*b[a^]k"), adv. [Pref. a- + back; AS. on b[ae]c at, on, or toward the back. See {Back}.] 1. Toward the back or rear; backward. ``Therewith aback she started.'' --Chaucer. 2. Behind; in the rear. --Knolles. 3. (Naut.) Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind. --Totten. {To be taken aback}. (a) To be driven backward against the mast; -- said of the sails, also of the ship when the sails are thus driven. (b) To be suddenly checked, baffled, or discomfited. --Dickens.
\Ab"ack\ ([a^]b"ak), n. An abacus. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

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