a small anchor for backing a larger one.
backward and forward; side to side; to and fro: a back-and-forth shuttling of buses to the stadium; the back-and-forth movement of a clock’s pendulum. unresolved argument or discussion. Contemporary Examples See the back-and-forth allegations of stalking and text-message harassment. Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton’s Wild Feud: Stalking Allegations and Smear Campaigns The Daily Beast August […]
- Back and to
back-and-forth; to and fro.
- Back away
the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]
- Back to back
(of two similar events) following one immediately after the other; in unbroken sequence; consecutively: After losing all day, he picked winners back to back in the last two races. adjacent or contiguous but oppositely oriented; having the backs close together or adjoining: The seats in the day coach are back to back. Stud Poker. (of […]