break back

1 of 3

intransitive verb

1
: to return usually abruptly to a former position or state
2
architecture : to return inward from a projection

breakback

2 of 3

adjective

breakback

3 of 3

noun

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plural -s
1
: a return or setting back
2
: a bowled cricket ball that breaks back toward the wicket from the off

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

break entry 1 + back, noun

Noun

break back

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“Break back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20back. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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