- v. present participle of step back.
- n. rail transport a system to decrease turnaround time at terminal stations where a second driver enters the rear cab of an arriving train and departs driving the train from that end while the first driver is walking the length of the platform ready to take over the subsequent departure.
“The three separated, Mrs. Roundchild stepping back so Olivia could enter the building.”
“‘Who was Twohey?’ asked Wexford, stepping back for Mrs Cantrip to open the door.”
“Yes, the lakeside towns there werent as large or as characterful to use guidebookese as Menaggio or Bellagio; and, yes, the mountains retreated from the shore, stepping back behind a few hundred hectares of marshy flatlands; and, yes, there were some Winnebagos with women grilling sauerbraten beside them, and some of the signs were in German.”
“Carry on, SeTO," Lleshi said, turning and stepping back to his station.”
“That was funfunfun, she said, stepping back into her shoes.”
““Look who came to join the party,” Fiyah said, stepping back to open the door wide.”
“She took that memory and locked it away before releasing Saira and stepping back with a painted-on smile.”
“Flicked one out and held it for her, stepping back as, smiling, she stepped out of the tub toward him.”
“The crafters complied, stepping back while mauls and axes and swords rained down.”
““Rencree,” repeated Kirk, stepping back to admire their handiwork.”
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