back shop


Definition of back shop

1 : a usually private shop or area to the rear of the main shop or establishment specifically : the printing room of a newspaper or periodical
2 : a locomotive repair shop

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First Known Use of back shop

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Back shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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