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1backspace

verb back·space \-ˌspās\

Definition of BACKSPACE

intransitive verb
:  to move back a space in a text with the press of a key

First Known Use of BACKSPACE

1911

2backspace

noun

: a key that is pressed on a typewriter or computer keyboard to move back toward the beginning of a line of text

Full Definition of BACKSPACE

:  an instance of backspacing; also :  the key pressed in backspacing

First Known Use of BACKSPACE

1983

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