backbench

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noun, often attributive back·bench \-ˈbench\

Definition of backbench

  1. :  a bench in a British legislature (as the House of Commons) occupied by rank-and-file members — compare front bench

backbencher

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Examples of backbench in a sentence

  1. the Prime Minister's supporters on the backbenches

1799

First Known Use of backbench

1799


BACKBENCH Defined for English Language Learners

backbench

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noun, often attributive back·bench \-ˈbench\

Definition of backbench for English Language Learners

  • : a seat in the British Parliament that is held by an ordinary member


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