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Definitions of aback:

part of speech: adverb

Said of sails pressed backward against the mast by the wind- hence, TAKEN ABACK, taken by surprise.

part of speech: adverb

On the back; backwards, as used by sailors; by surprise; unexpectedly.

part of speech: noun

An abacus.

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A small branch or shoot cut off a tree; a long, thin piece of wood; something similar in shape to such a piece; as, a stick of candy; a rod or wand to be held in the hand, as a cane. ...

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