Pronunciation: (bak'set"), [key]
1. New England, Southern, and South Midland U.S.
a. a setback; relapse; reverse.
b. an eddy or countercurrent.
2. (on a lock on a door or the like) the horizontal distance between the face through which the bolt passes and the center line of the knob stem or keyhole.
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