Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nautical, in or into the position of the yards of a vessel when the head-sails are laid aback: applied to the head-yards only, the other sails being kept full.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb (Naut.) Braced aback.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb nautical Braced aback
  • adjective nautical Braced aback

Etymologies

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a- +‎ box (“boxhaul”)

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