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Meaning of BACKSET

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Back"set`\, n. [Back, adv. + set.]
    1. A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
    
    2. Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.
    
             Slackwater, or the backset caused by the overflow.
                                                   --Harper's
                                                   Mag.
    
    
  2. \Back"set`\, v. i.
    To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up
    in the spring. [Western U.S.]
    
    
 

 

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