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Back,

river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising in lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada, and flowing northeast through Nunavut across the tundra to Chantry Inlet. Numerous lakes lie along its course. It is named for Sir George BackBack, Sir George,
1796–1878, British explorer in N Canada. He accompanied Sir John Franklin on arctic expeditions in 1818, 1819–22, and 1824–27. On an expedition (1833–35) to search for the missing John Ross, Back explored the Great Fish River (now Back
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, the first European to descend the river (1834).

What does it mean when you dream about the back?

Because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize metaphors, the back can signify meanings from familiar sayings. For example, in a dream the back may mean “watch your back” (beware of treachery).

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(anatomy)
The part of the human body extending from the neck to the base of the spine.
(graphic arts)
The part of a book where the binding and pages are stitched together.
(mining engineering)
The upper part of any mining cavity.
A joint, usually a strike joint, perpendicular to the direction of working.

back

1. The rear, reverse, unseen, more remote, or less important part of a structure, tool, or object
2. The support for a more prominent or visible element; e.g., the back of wallboard is the surface to be plastered.
3. The top or exposed side of a slate, tile, or the like, in contrast to the bed.
4. The ridge or top of a horizontal member or structure like a joist, rafter, or roof.
5. A principal rafter.
6. The extrados or top surface of an arch, often buried in the surrounding masonry.
7. A low-grade veneer used for the back ply in plywood construction.
8. The wainscoting below the sash frame of a window, extending to the floor.

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i. The curved surface of a propeller blade. It corresponds to the upper surface of the airplane's wing. Also called a blade back.
ii. The back of the power curve, where any decrease in speed results in a disproportional increase in drag. A stage may be reached when even with full power the aircraft may continue to sink. Also referred to as behind the power curve and backside of the power curve.
iii. The top part or the upper surface area of an airplane, especially of an airplane's fuselage, referred to in such contexts as “to fly on its back.”
iv. The back seat (rear cockpit) of a two-seater combat or trainer aircraft.
v. The changing of wind direction in the anti-clock-wise direction. When the wind direction changes in the anticlock-wise direction, it is called backing when the change is clock-wise, it is called veering.

back

1
1. Ball games
a. a mainly defensive player behind a forward
b. the position of such a player
2. the upper surface of a joist, rafter, slate, tile, etc., when in position

back

2
a large tub or vat, esp one used by brewers
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The authority has backed down and handled the whole thing so poorly that it has prompted us to go ahead with our plans to try to come under the full control of Powys county council.
Dan Skelton's gelding, who traded at odds-on in defeat on three occasions last season, was backed down to 1.
Another gamble that went astray was the Stuart Mason-trained Bowtip Joey in heat 2, backed down to 9-4 from an opening show of 4-1.
Mrs Roberts, 38, said: ``They asked us to go for a meeting with them and they backed down.
David Nicholson's Call It A Day, who was third in that race, was also backed down from 10-1 to 8-1.
vvIt was a surprise to see Erupt backed down to even money in running on Betfair in the Prix Niel at Longchamp considering New Bay was always tanking along and only had to be shaken up to win easily.
Just 10 days after presenting the planned new rules, Schwarzenegger backed down, his aides instead scheduling a series of nonemergency public hearings on the proposed lunch-break changes.
And it's believed Dewar backed down before Blair was forced to step in to the Cabinet committee row.
SKY TV backed down last night from enforcing a radio ban after being involved in a furious row over England's French soccer tour next month.
Backed down to 5-2 on his first start for Kevin Ryan with the blinkers slapped on, he didn't even have the chance to flatter on this occasion and was beaten a furlong out.
On Thursday, the district backed down and agreed to have the board consider the case next month, but still intends to delegate responsibility in most future cases to Superintendent Roy Romer.