Definition of back-strapped

of a sailing ship
: forced by adverse winds or currents to leeward of a point to be weathered

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First Known Use of back-strapped

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back-strapped was circa 1925

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“Back-strapped.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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