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backset

[bak-set] /ˈbækˌsɛt/
noun
1.
New England, Southern, and South Midland U.S.
  1. a setback; relapse; reverse.
  2. 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
1565-1575
1565-75; back2 + set
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  • We are making two changes related to the backset requirement.
  • Upstream-dipping backset laminae are not necessarily preserved.
  • Staff recommended that the farthest backset of stairs on the plan be eliminated.

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