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abeam at right angles to a line passing from the front to the back of a ship.
Achilles tendon the large tendon that connects the calf muscles to the back of the heel.
aftermost nearest the back or stern, as on a ship; farthest aft.
alternate to move back and forth indefinitely between two or more conditions, places, or actions (usu. fol. by between). [1/9 definitions]
ana- back or backward. [1/4 definitions]
antimacassar a covering, usu. decorative, used on the back or arms of a chair or sofa to protect the upholstery.
arm wrestling a contest in which each of two opponents places either the right or the left elbow on a table with the forearm vertical, clasps the opponent's hand, and tries to force the opponent's hand back until it touches the table; Indian wrestling.
ascent a movement back towards one's origins or up from one's origins. [1/4 definitions]
astern toward the back or rear of a boat or aircraft; backwards. [1/2 definitions]
backache a pain in the back, esp. a persistent one in the lower back.
backbone the series of bones that run along the center of the back; spinal column; vertebrae. [1/3 definitions]
backed having a back or support (often used in combination).
backhand a forward movement made with the back of the hand outward, as in a slap or a stroke with a tennis racket. [1/5 definitions]
backing anything that forms or is put on the back of something, esp. as a cover or support. [1/3 definitions]
backlog to hold back for future processing or completion. [1/3 definitions]
backpack a pack used to carry objects, esp. camping gear, on one's back; knapsack. [1/3 definitions]
backrest something against which one can rest one's back.
back seat a seat behind other seats or in the back, esp. of a vehicle.
backspace to move a typewriter carriage or computer cursor back one or more spaces by pressing a certain key. [1/2 definitions]
backstroke a stroke made with the back of the hand outward, as in tennis. [2/3 definitions]
backswing in sports, the first part of the swing of a bat, club, racket, or the like, in which it is swung toward the player's back in preparation for the forward swing.