backrest

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noun back·rest \-ˌrest\

Definition of backrest

  1. :  a rest for the back

Examples of backrest in a Sentence

  1. a chair with a cushioned backrest

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First Known Use of backrest

1833


BACKREST Defined for English Language Learners

backrest

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Definition of backrest for English Language Learners

  • : a support for a person to lean back against while sitting


Medical Dictionary

backrest

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noun back·rest \ˈbak-ˌrest\

Medical Definition of backrest

  1. :  a rest for the back



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