Whatever is thrown back in its training course, as liquid.
A setting back or backwards, because of some untoward situation or opposing agency; a check to advance; retardation, or the shedding of surface; a relapse: since, he suffered multiple serious backset; a backset which appeared as if fatal.
An eddy or counter-current in flowing water.
In lock-making, the horizontal distance involving the front of the lock in addition to center regarding the keyhole: an essential dimension in lock-fitting.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...