back-to-back

adjective or adverb
\ ˈbak-tə-ˈbak How to pronounce back-to-back (audio) \

Definition of back-to-back

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : facing in opposite directions and often touching
2 : coming one after the other : consecutive

back-to-back

noun

Definition of back-to-back (Entry 2 of 2)

1 British : a house that is connected in a row with other houses on each side and with a similar row of houses behind it These were where the millworkers dwelt, the worst of them known as back-to-backs because that is how they were built, without intervening space.— Geoffrey Moorhouse
2 sports : a sequence of two games scheduled to be played on consecutive days Miami began to beat elite teams and was bloodlessly efficient in the second half of back-to-backs, winning 11 in a row over a three-month stretch, a sign of a team with toughness.— Jack McCallum

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First Known Use of back-to-back

Adjective or adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of back-to-back was in the 15th century

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“Back-to-back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-to-back. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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back-to-back

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of back-to-back

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: facing in opposite directions and often touching at the back
: coming one after another in time

back-to-back

noun

English Language Learners Definition of back-to-back (Entry 2 of 2)

: a house that is connected in a row with other houses on each side and with a similar row of houses behind it

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