Definition of outback
: isolated rural country especially of Australia
Examples of outback in a Sentence
people who live in the Australian outback tend to be self-sufficient
Recent Examples of outback from the Web
The red dirt of the surrounding outback made the 1,500-resident town seem more Mars than Earth.
The red dirt of the surrounding outback makes the 1,500-resident town seem more Mars than Earth.
In a recent foray into the Australian outback, Google’s amateur cartographers used a backpack to lug bulky camera equipment around Uluru, a popular tourist site also known as Ayers Rock.
All of this happens against a surreal backdrop—a charming small town in the Australian outback where stylish people have gathered for a wedding.
Starbuck wrote much of the collection as a 2016 climate change resident in poetry at Playa, an artists community in Summer Lake, in the Oregon outback.
Though it's successfully shut the canines out, as Emma Marris reports for Nature, a new study suggests that this artificial barrier has altered the ecosystems of Australia’s outback.
Citing safety issues, the venue postponed for a week the opening of the show about two drag queens and a trans woman performer who head to Australia’s outback.
The Leftovers (9 p.m., HBO) – Kevin wanders the Australian outback in an effort to save the world from apocalypse.
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