backset

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

back +‎ set

NounEdit

backset (plural backsets)

  1. A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
  2. Whatever is thrown back in its course, such as water.
    • Harper's Magazine
      Slackwater, or the backset caused by the overflow.

VerbEdit

backset (third-person singular simple present backsets, present participle backsetting, simple past and past participle backset)

  1. (US, especially Western US) To plow again in the fall; said of prairie land broken up in the spring.

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