backstretch

noun back·stretch \ ˈbak-ˌstrech \
Updated on: 26 Jan 2018

Definition of backstretch

: the side opposite the homestretch on a racecourse

Examples of backstretch in a Sentence

  1. The horses are in the backstretch.

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First Known Use of backstretch

1831


BACKSTRETCH Defined for English Language Learners

backstretch

noun

Definition of backstretch for English Language Learners

  • : the far side of a racetrack : the side of a track that is opposite to the homestretch


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