back of

preposition

US, informal
: behind
… stood leaning against a parked car out back of the building … Peter Goldman et al.
They now sit … just two games back of the Yankees in the wild card race. Steve Buckley

Example Sentences

the equipment shed is a concrete structure back of the school

Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back of was in 1694

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Cite this Entry

“Back of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20of. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

back of

preposition

: behind entry 2 sense 1
out back of the barn
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