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Webster 1913 Edition


Backset

Back′setˊ

(băk′sĕtˊ)
,
Noun.
[
Back
, adv. +
set
.]
1.
A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
2.
Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.
Slackwater, or the
backset
caused by the overflow.
Harper’s Mag.

Back′setˊ

,
Verb.
T.
To plow again, in the fall; – said of prairie land broken up in the spring.
[Western U.S.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Backset

BACK'SET

, a.[back and set.] Set upon in the rear.

Definition 2022


backset

backset

English

Noun

backset (plural backsets)

  1. A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
  2. Whatever is thrown back in its course, such as water.
    • Harper's Magazine
      Slackwater, or the backset caused by the overflow.

Verb

backset (third-person singular simple present backsets, present participle backsetting, simple past and past participle backset)

  1. (US, Western US) To plow again in the fall; said of prairie land broken up in the spring.