back lot

variants: or backlot \ ˈbak-​ˌlät How to pronounce backlot (audio) \
plural back lots or backlots

Definition of back lot

: an area used by a movie studio for large or permanent exterior sets Not all of the exteriors were filmed in Chicago. Related scenes were staged on the excellent Burbank Studios backlot.— George E. Turner, American Cinematographer, November 1990

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First Known Use of back lot

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Back lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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