Back"set` (?), n. [Back, adv. + set.]


A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.


Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.

Slackwater, or the backset caused by the overflow. Harper's Mag.


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Back"set`, v. i.

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

[Western U.S.]


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