backstraight

noun back·straight \ ˈbak-ˌstrāt \

Definition of backstraight

chiefly British
: backstretch
  • Toomaline Jack, running an excellent backstraight, quickened smartly to range upsides [=even with] Lyreen Mover 20 metres before the penultimate bend …
  • —Richard Birch

First Known Use of backstraight

1905

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