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 for Back rest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Back \Back\, a.
     1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the
        back door; back settlements.
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     2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
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     3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
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     Back blocks, Australian pastoral country which is remote
        from the seacoast or from a river. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Back charges, charges brought forward after an account has
        been made up.
     Back filling (Arch.), the mass of materials used in filling
        up the space between two walls, or between the inner and
        outer faces of a wall, or upon the haunches of an arch or
     Back pressure. (Steam Engine) See under Pressure.
     Back rest, a guide attached to the slide rest of a lathe,
        and placed in contact with the work, to steady it in
     Back slang, a kind of slang in which every word is written
        or pronounced backwards; as, nam for man.
     Back stairs, stairs in the back part of a house; private
        stairs. Also used adjectively. See Back stairs,
        Backstairs, and Backstair, in the Vocabulary.
     Back step (Mil.), the retrograde movement of a man or body
        of men, without changing front.
     Back stream, a current running against the main current of
        a stream; an eddy.
     To take the back track, to retrace one's steps; to retreat.
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