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noun 
  1. (obsolete) An abacus.
adverb 
  1. (rare) Towards the back or rear; backwards; away.
Therewith she started. - Chaucer
  1. Behind; in the rear.
  2. (nautical) Backward against the mast; said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
They sailed aback. --- They sailed against the wind.

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