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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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Therefore, our journey will not end here and we will not back down from completing what we started until we achieve full and effective protection for women," the statement said.
They were all brought safely back down to the ground 20 minutes later.
The political and legislative committees of Hamas's Legislative Council have called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to back down from his unilateral bid at the United Nations for international recognition of Palestine, reported the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT on Wednesday.
Summary: BA will not back down in the year-long cabin crew dispute, according to chief executive, Willie Walsh.
William's mum, Maria Cope, said: "Not only did he walk all the way up the mountain, but we had to walk all the way back down as well because the weather got quite dangerous and the trains that carry people back down didn't pick us up.
I will stand by that statement even though she was in a different league to her rivals in the Group 3 Gladness Stakes, dropped back down to 7f at the Curragh yesterday.
back down : to stop arguing or fighting for something <You just can't back down and let people say I told you so.
IF the classic 80s fairytale The Karate Kid sparred with cult 90s hit Fight Club, the bloodied, bruised pulp to emerge from the melee would be Never Back Down, a tale of brawling guys, bikini-clad girls and broken families.
The Karate Kid" joins "The Fight Club" in "Never Back Down," a pulpy piece of formulaic genre entertainment that couches its nonviolent message in a series of over-the-top, sweaty smack-downs designed to please YouTube's Backyard Brawl Bunch.
They forced Bush and his attorney general to back down, as they should have.
And even though I walk through the Hood of death, I don't back down for you have my back.
At first Enfield council refused to back down but has now relented, saying the money did not need to be paid.