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  • adv. Braced aback
  • adj. Braced aback

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Braced aback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.

Etymologies

a- +‎ box (“boxhaul”) (Wiktionary)

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