backpedal

back"ped*al

v. i. 1. pedal backwards, as on a bicycle.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. step backwards, in boxing.
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3. modify one' opinion, usually by making it less strong or adding qualifications.
[WordNet 1.5]

{

Back"piece`

(),

Back"plate`

(), } n. [Back, n. or a. + piece, plate. ] 1. A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back.
[1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: A piece of plate armor protecting the back; -- it is worn as part of a cuirass.
[WordNet 1.5]

{

Back"rack

(bk"rk),

Back"rag

(bk"rg), } n. See Bacharach.
[1913 Webster]

 

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