Definitions

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  • noun A piece of furniture whose upper section is further back than the lower part, forming a flat shelf or step between them.

Etymologies

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step +‎ back

Examples

  • The new cover, which follows 31 redesigns, was developed over five months and features a "stepback," in which the front cover is narrower than the rest of the book in a bid to highlight a color page inside featuring blurbs from reviews and other writers.

    Judging a Book by Its Second Cover

  • With my first book, Subterranea, my publishers took a chance by developing a multiple stepback cover -- the first of its kind.

    James Rollins discusses the truth behind The Map of Bones and also answers many questions relating to his life and work in general..

  • Stepdown, stepback and stepup to responsibility of your unfaithfulness that has affected your family and constituents.

    Sanford: Now I know what Palin felt like

  • Compared with recent small-cap surges, the Russell's stepback on Friday is likely a normal part of the push-and-pull inherent in the economy's gradual healing, said Jack McPherson, portfolio manager at Eagle Small Cap Core Value Fund.

    P 600 Streak Goes On

  • Compared with recent small-cap surges, the Russell's stepback on Friday is likely a normal part of the push-and-pull inherent in the economy's gradual healing, said Jack McPherson, portfolio manager at Eagle Small Cap Core Value Fund.

    P 600 Streak Goes On

  • Compared with recent small-cap surges, the Russell's stepback on Friday is likely a normal part of the push-and-pull inherent in the economy's gradual healing, said Jack McPherson, portfolio manager at Eagle Small Cap Core Value Fund.

    P 600 Streak Goes On

  • At Indianapolis, Dirk Nowitzki finished the game with a nifty stepback move, then hit a 20-footer with 1.1 seconds left.

    USATODAY.com

  • Daniels and Murphy hit 3-pointers for the Pacers to cut the gap to 97-93 before James hit a stepback 3 from in front of the Pacers bench at the 1: 21 mark.

    USATODAY.com

  • From that kind of “intensity” Bioshock is a stepback.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Very funny review of Bioshock

  • Front cover and stepback illustration by Alan Ayers

    The Laird Who Loved Me

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