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Meaning of DRAWBACK

Pronunciation:  'dro`bak

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"

DRAWBACK is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: catch, disadvantage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Draw"back`\, n.
1. A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value,
   success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance;
   objectionable feature.

         The avarice of Henry VII . . . . must be deemed a
         drawback from the wisdom ascribed to him. --Hallam.

2. (Com.) Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain
   amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and
   sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the
   government, on the exportation of the commodities on which
   they were levied. --M`Culloch.

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