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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).
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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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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a large tub or vat, esp one used by brewers
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Polecat 4: Everyone lines up as before, but the fullback now runs an eight-yard curl over the ball, the RSB runs a five-yard out, the SE runs a six-yard slant across the back of the end zone, and the LSB runs a fade route.
The best single-joint exercise for this muscle (located on back of the upper arm) is a triceps extension.
Breaks in back of the bag on line with the catcher's throw to the pitcher, as a back-up man.
Though the early part of the throw is thought of as mere preparation for the all-important delivery phase, most young throwers have problems in the starting position in back of the ring.
The athlete can set up at the back of the ring in one of two ways.
No matter where he aligns, the thrower should begin by sitting low at the back of the circle, facing 180 degrees away from the shoulders, very similar to the foot position in the squat lift.
To facilitate the turn, the thrower can move his left foot about two or three inches in back of the right foot.
The left leg's positioning will prepare the athlete to drive out of the back of the ring.
Another common mistake in the back of the ring is starting the turn out of the back with the upper body instead of with a systematic body movement.
The right leg is kept low to the ground and performs a soccer kick out of the back of the ring.
Remember, the discus is a circular event with a sweep motion out of the back of the ring.
Two ST's are making near and far post runs, respectively; the left OM is covering the back of the penalty box; the AM is supporting the player with the ball at the top of the box; and both the DM and STP are covering space beyond the box (Zone A).