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The water held back by a dam or other obstruction

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backwaterA remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.
backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water
backwaterTo row or paddle a backwater stroke.
backwaterTo vacillate on a long-held position.
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