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back–to–back

adjective or adverb

Definition of back–to–back

  1. 1 :  facing in opposite directions and often touching

  2. 2 :  coming one after the other :  consecutive

First Known Use of back–to–back

15th century


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back–to–back

noun

Definition of back–to–back

  1. 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. 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

First Known Use of back–to–back

1940


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