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 for Wash back
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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