wayback

noun
way·​back | \ˈwā-ˌbak \

Definition of wayback 

US, informal

: the area in the back of a van, station wagon, or SUV … the scant storage behind the third seat. The seatback folds, but the only way to open up the wayback is to remove the third seat entirely.— Michael Lamm

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Other newcomers Sokolowski shared are aquafaba, beatdown, zomboid, twerk, sheeple, wayback, bokeh, botnet, emoji, facepalm, frowny, hivemind, puggle and nubber. Leanne Italie, Fox News, "Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play along with hundreds of other new words," 24 Sep. 2018 Other newcomers Sokolowski shared are aquafaba, beatdown, zomboid, twerk, sheeple, wayback, bokeh, botnet, emoji, facepalm, frowny, hivemind, puggle and nubber. Leanne Itali, The Seattle Times, "Yowza! Scrabble dictionary update adds ‘OK,’ ‘ew’ to official play," 24 Sep. 2018 Reporters have to access clips of their work through a wayback portal. Essence.com, "Attack On Journalism? Trump Donor Shuts Down Gothamist And DNAInfo Sites After Employees Unionize," 3 Nov. 2017 Fitting child seats to the third row will require more effort, but Honda does provide anchors for two and tethers for three seats in the wayback. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "2018 Honda Odyssey," 20 Oct. 2017 Second- and third-row legroom are the lowest in this matchup, but the Grand Caravan can still accommodate adults in the wayback, at least for a short journey. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "2017 Dodge Grand Caravan," 14 July 2017

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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