backstraight

noun

back·​straight ˈbak-ˌstrāt How to pronounce backstraight (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backstraight was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Backstraight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backstraight. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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