Back lot

an outdoor area, usually adjoining a studio, used for the shooting of exterior scenes.
Historical Examples

Every evening after dinner we adjourn to the back lot and fire at a target with pistols.
Strange True Stories of Louisiana George Washington Cable

They told me that he was cutting corn in the back lot, where I found him.
The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller

Bending low he hurled himself at them as he had done when playing football on a back lot.
The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon Richard Connell

When the streets are cleaned in the fall I pile the leaves on the back lot.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various

“Bart, I’ve some wheat to be threshed in the barn on the back lot,” said the Senator as I was leaving them.
The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller

Walking quickly through his back lot, he strode across his plantation and disappeared.
Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall

I didn’t know you didn’t allow people to cross your back lot.
Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout Victor Appleton

The old man in his peaked cap and sheepskin jacket was hoeing in the back lot.
Children of the Tenements Jacob A. Riis

They were regular humbugs; and so the mob took them, and tarred and feathered them in the back lot.
Round the Block John Bell Bouton

If you have visions of seeing Phil chased over the back lot by any stepmother, you have another guess coming.
Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson


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