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backset


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backset  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backset  \Back"set`\,  v.  i. 
  To  plow  again  in  the  fall;  --  said  of  prairie  land  broken  up 
  in  the  spring.  [Western  U.S.]