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Meaning of SETBACK

Pronunciation:  'set`bak

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
 

SETBACK is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: blow, reversal, reverse
 
 See Also: happening, natural event, occurrence, whammy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Set"back`\, n.
1. (Arch.) Offset, n., 4.

2. A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy. [U. S.]

3. A backset; a check; a repulse; a reverse; a relapse.
   [Colloq. U.S.]

 

 

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