Setback

Definition of Setback

Set´back`   Pronunciation: sĕt´băk`
n.1.(Arch.) Offset, n., 4.
2.A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy.
3.A reversal of progress in an endeavor; a reverse; a backset; a check; a repulse; a relapse.

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