Back"set` (?), n. [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.

 

© Webster 1913.


Back"set`, v. i.

To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up in the spring.

[Western U.S.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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