way·​back | \ ˈwā-ˌbak How to pronounce wayback (audio) \

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

Examples of wayback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that’s when Apollo 10 1/2 turns into a straight-up wayback time machine, as much a memory piece as Roma, Belfast or Licorice Pizza. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 30 Mar. 2022 Three rows of seats will be available, and the third row appears to fold into the floor—a change from the current model, which requires you to flip and fold the wayback seats up towards the windows for more cargo capacity. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 9 June 2021 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, 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, 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of wayback

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Wayback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wayback. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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