Aback

Definition of Aback

Ab´ack   Pronunciation: ăb´ak
adv.1.Toward the back or rear; backward.
2.Behind; in the rear.
3.(Naut.) Backward against the mast; - said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
To be taken aback
a - To be driven backward against the mast; - said of the sails, also of the ship when the sails are thus driven.
b - To be suddenly checked, baffled, or discomfited.
- Dickens.
n.1.An abacus.
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