a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.
Let us first examine the northern part of the movement into the back country.
The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
Some Loyalists were deported to the wilderness in the back country.
Washington and his Comrades in Arms George Wrong
Cotton is also grown, and the back country sends down hides and skins for shipment.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various
As it is, parts of her back country are enough to frighten one, they look so bony.
Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
We might take up a bit of back country, and put stock on it with some of the money we had left.
Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
To it the east was a back country; and its front face was to the west.
The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
Is it to rouse again the sleeping apparitions which have disturbed the back country?
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton
They sent it into the back country that the people there might view it.
Original Narratives of Early American History Vaca and Others
In the back country there are some grand and extensive forests, which produce fine cabinet woods and superior dye woods.
Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
Jeeps were common in the Philippines, since they were ideal vehicles for the back country.
The Golden Skull John Blaine
(Austral & NZ) land remote from a town or settled area
Basketball. the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located. Tennis. the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of a service. Compare forecourt (def 2). Contemporary Examples The hardest working man in the center business is […]
to cross (a hybrid of the first generation) with either of its parents. an instance of such crossing. verb to mate (a hybrid of the first generation) with one of its parents noun the offspring so produced the act or process of backcrossing backcross back·cross (bāk’krôs’) v. back·crossed, back·cross·ing, back·cross·es To cross a hybrid with […]
to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate: Backdate the letter so he’ll think I wrote it last week. verb (transitive) to make effective from an earlier date: the pay rise was backdated to August v. also back-date, by 1881 (implied in back-dated), from back (adv.) + date (v.1). Cf. antedate. Related: Backdated; backdating.
- Back dive
a dive in which the diver stands on the springboard with the back to the water and jumps up, arching backward to land either feetfirst facing the springboard or headfirst facing away from the springboard. Historical Examples He could go off and get married if he wanted to; I could do the Hawaiian back dive! […]