Wash back
Back Back, n. [F. bac: cf. Arm. bag, bak a bark, D. bak tray, bowl.] 1. A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Hop back}, {Jack back}, the cistern which receives the infusion of malt and hops from the copper.

{Wash back}, a vat in which distillers ferment the wort to form wash.

{Water back}, a cistern to hold a supply of water; esp. a small cistern at the back of a stove, or a group of pipes set in the fire box of a stove or furnace, through which water circulates and is heated. [1913 Webster]

2. A ferryboat. See {Bac}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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