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back sb. (1 said orig. of a sword which is all steel from edge to back and not merely edged with steel; 3 was common 1560-1660)
1. “metal . . . steel to the very back,” sound all through Tit. IV. iii. 47.
2. rear of an armed force 2H4 I. iii. 79.
3. support, backing Ham. IV. vii. 153 “this project Should have a back or second.”
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