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Aback
Aback Ab"ack ([a^]b"ak), n. An abacus. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Aback
Aback A*back" ([.a]*b[a^]k"), adv. [Pref. a- + back; AS. on b[ae]c 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. 3. (Naut.) Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind. --Totten. To be taken aback. (a) To be driven backward against the mast; -- said of the sails, also of the ship when the sails are thus driven. (b) To be suddenly checked, baffled, or discomfited. --Dickens.

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