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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

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a large tub or vat, esp one used by brewers
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The Alfie actress, who has been through her ups and downs in the relationship stakes, wants to go backpacking.
Feeling restless he left England to go backpacking with his girlfriend, (now wife), Karen through Asia and Australia doing various jobs, including selling, fruit picking, packing electrical goods and stock taking.
WESTLIFE'S Kian Egan wants to go backpacking on his honeymoon because he's fed-up with his luxury showbiz lifestyle.
He plans to go backpacking in January, but in the meantime he is working as a waiter to help pay for his travels.
North-East artist Jan Robinson decided to put her divorce behind her and go backpacking around the world seven years ago.
My colleague Liz, for example, is as likely to give up her five-star holidays and go backpacking around Thailand as she is to pick up the keys to one of these uncut diamonds.
KT Tunstall is planning to go backpacking around the world for her honeymoon after her summer wedding to fiance Luke Bullen.
The couple have three sons - Simon, 29, Andrew, 26, and 23-year-old Paul - but mum Angela is the first in the family ever to go backpacking.
In his film, three friends go backpacking in outback Western Australia, just as Caroline and Joanne decided to do 13 years ago.
Jolyon left the UK in November 1999 to go backpacking in Asia, and has been in Australia since September 2000 so has missed all of Sam Hammam era.
Simple: first go backpacking round the world then advertise yourself in the local paper.