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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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Bring your hands together behind back and gently press back.
Despite his team's desperate radio warning, Hamilton insisted: "My brakes got a bit warm behind back markers.
His first run of the season, when second behind Back In Focus at Listowel, had been a good run in ground he would have hated.
The bookies rate Magician the main danger, and Aidan O'Brien's four-year-old, although vanquished by Noble Mission in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last time out, is capable of leaving that effort behind back on better ground.
Berlusca wouldn't be the first to leap out and grab you, having been beaten a combined 45 lengths on his last two starts, but I'm going to take a chance on him leaving those efforts behind back at his favourite stomping ground with those defeats likely to help his price.
vvUrban Space 7.10 Windsor Showed little on his Chepstow reappearance but no surprise to see him leave that behind back at his favoruite track where he boasts figures of 52121212130016.
And he was unlucky when he fell at the third last behind Back In Focus at Leopardstown over Christmas.
Family One had earlier claimed the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin in impressive fashion, sweeping to the front under a motionless Ioritz Mendizabal to defeat outsider Louve Rouge by three lengths, with the Tom Dascombetrained Bear Behind back in fourth.
The Irish Stallion Farms Novice Chase looks another fascinating contest, with course and distance winner JENARI bidding to bounce back from his Grade 1 effort behind Back In Focus at Leopardstown, when he unseated Tony McCoy.
North Colin Russell Eternal Heart (2.40 York, nap) Winning run came to an end when third in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, but fancied to leave that behind back in trip in a handicap.
Others to consider include George Kent's progressive three-year-old Custom Cat, fully 30lb higher than when sparking a tremendous four-timer at Cork, and both Vastonea and Castle Bar Sling, placed behind Back Burner at Leopardstown last week.
Although Beggars Cap was up against it from a stone out of the handicap at Aintree last week he ran too badly to be true (detached from an early stage) in a race won by a horse a mere 9lb wrong at the weights and the fact Ferdy Murphy has him out again nine days later persuades me there's more than an outside chance he's going to leave that behind back on his correct mark in the 4.30 at Ayr.