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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 of backset
1565-1575
1565-75; back2 + set
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