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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.

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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

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2
a large tub or vat, esp one used by brewers
References in classic literature ?
By and by a proud-looking man about fifty-five -- and he was a heap the best dressed man in that town, too -- steps out of the store, and the crowd drops back on each side to let him come.
He tottered as he kept his footing, and staggered back and forth.
"Well, maybe he only wanted to get us back here, and then he'll desert, too.
"And if there's a telegram while I'm away, send it on to Darya Alexandrovna's...but no, I shall be back myself."
He walked back a few steps towards the middle of the room, and stood still again.
She answered seriously: "I thought maybe you couldn't come back for me."
Amid a thunder of cheering from cog and from galleys the forked pennon fluttered upon the forecastle, and the galley, sweeping round, came slowly back, as the slaves who rowed it learned the wishes of their new masters.
And still Jerry came back. As any screaming creature of the jungle, he hysterically squalled his indignation.
Give me my sword; I do promise to carry thee back straightway.
At daybreak they limped warily back to camp, to find the marauders gone and the two men in bad tempers.
I looked for a stick with which to jab back, but found only the end of a branch, an inch through and a foot long.
He staggered back in surprise, too dumbfounded even to cry out, and then I clubbed his rifle and felled him with a single mighty blow.