set-back

[ set-bak ]
/ ˈsɛtˌbæk /

noun

Surveying. the interval by which a chain or tape exceeds the length being measured.

Nearby words

  1. set up housekeeping,
  2. set up shop,
  3. set upon,
  4. set width,
  5. set-aside,
  6. set-in,
  7. set-in sleeve,
  8. set-jetting,
  9. set-off,
  10. set-to

Origin of set-back

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