Aback

a boat is taken aback when the wind hits what was the leeward side. It may stop and drift backwards

aback

[adv] - having the wind against the forward side of the sails 2. [adv] - by surprise
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Aback

A·back' (ȧ*băk') adverb [ Prefix a- + back ; Anglo-Saxon on bæc at, on, or toward the back. See Back .] 1. Toward the back or rear; backward. 'Therewith aback she started.' Chaucer. 2. Behind; in the rear. Knolles.
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Aback

Ab'ack (ăb' a k) noun An abacus. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
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aback

adverb by surprise; `taken aback by the caustic remarks`
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Aback

• (adv.) Toward the back or rear; backward. • (adv.) Behind; in the rear. • (adv.) Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind. • (n.) An abacus.
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Aback

Aback is Massachusetts slang for at a standstill, going nowhere, failing to progress.
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Aback

Aback is Massachusetts slang for at a standstill, going nowhere, failing to progress.
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aback

When the wind presses back on the sails. When the wind presses in a backward direction on the sails. 'Taken aback' nowadays means to be startled enough to make one jump back in surprise. In the days of square sail ships to be 'aback' was if the wind were to turn suddenly or if there were a problem at the helm, so that the ship was facing unexpecte...
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