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aback

 
pronunciation:
baek
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
phrases:
taken aback
part of speech: adverb
definition: so that the wind catches the front side of an open sail.
They sailed aback for several hours.
phrase: taken aback
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of a sail, positioned so that the wind pushes against the front side.