aback definition

  • adverb:
    • By surprise: He was astonished by the woman caustic remarks.
    • Nautical so the wind pushes resistant to the forward side of a sail or sails.
    • Archaic Back; backwards.
    • By surprise; startled; dumbfounded.
    • towards the back or rear; backward.
    • Behind; into the backside.
    • Backward resistant to the mast; -- stated of sails when pressed by the wind.
    • by shock
    • obtaining the wind against the forward side of the sails
  • noun:
    • An abacus.
    • An abacus.
    • An abacus, or something resembling one, as a set, square rock, or a square storage space.
  • others:
    • Toward the trunk or back; backward; rearward; regressively.
    • On or behind; at the rear of; from behind.
    • Away; aloof.
    • Ago: because, “eight times aback,” Ross.
    • Nautical, in or to the condition of getting the wind from forward; utilizing the wind functioning on the forward part: stated of a ship or of her sails.
    • Figuratively, unexpectedly or unexpectedly checked, confounded, or dissatisfied: as, he was very amazed as he had been rejected admittance.
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