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Aback meaning

aback - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Toward the back or rear; backward.
  2. 2. Behind; in the rear.
  3. 3. An abacus.
  4. 4. Backward against the mast; - said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
  5. 5. Backwards; by surprise.

aback - examples of usage

  1. Doggie was taken aback. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. I was fairly taken aback. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. I sang out, as I saw the head- sails almost aback. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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