back file

noun

Definition of back file

: a file of back numbers (as of a newspaper or documentary matter to be saved for use in the future)

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First Known Use of back file

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for back file

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“Back file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20file. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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