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  • English Word Background Definition Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background of red hangings.
  • English Word Backhand Definition Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.
  • English Word Backhand Definition A kind of handwriting in which the downward slope of the letters is from left to right.
  • English Word Backhand Definition Backhanded; indirect; oblique.
  • English Word Backhanded Definition With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.
  • English Word Backhanded Definition Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.
  • English Word Backhanded Definition Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.
  • English Word Backhandedness Definition State of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods.
  • English Word Backhander Definition A backhanded blow.
  • English Word Backhouse Definition A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.
  • English Word Backing Definition The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.
  • English Word Backing Definition That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.
  • English Word Backing Definition Support or aid given to a person or cause.
  • English Word Backing Definition The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.
  • English Word Backing Definition of Back
  • English Word Backjoint Definition A rebate or chase in masonry left to receive a permanent slab or other filling.
  • English Word Backlash Definition The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
  • English Word Backless Definition Without a back.
  • English Word Backlog Definition A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth.
  • English Word Backpiece Definition Alt. of Backplate
  • English Word Backplate Definition A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back; armor for the back.
  • English Word Backrack Definition Alt. of Backrag
  • English Word Backrag Definition See Bacharach.
  • English Word Backs Definition Among leather dealers, the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.
  • English Word Backsaw Definition A saw (as a tenon saw) whose blade is stiffened by an added metallic back.
  • English Word Backset Definition A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
  • English Word Backset Definition Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.
  • English Word Backset Definition To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up in the spring.
  • English Word Backsettler Definition One living in the back or outlying districts of a community.
  • English Word Backsheesh Definition Alt. of Backshish