Back set

backset

[bak-set]
noun
1.
New England, Southern, and South Midland U.S.
a.
a setback; relapse; reverse.
b.
an eddy or countercurrent.
2.
(on a lock on a door or the like) the horizontal distance between the face through which the bolt passes and the center line of the knob stem or keyhole.

Origin:
1565–75; back2 + set

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