a support used to rest one’s back.
Next I filled one of the rawhide panniers with brush, and lashed it across Jones’ neck for a back rest.
A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
For a moment or two the girl sat with her head against the back rest of the sofa, completely relaxed.
Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
Push the back rest up till the butt of the turning tool (ground to a rounded point) rests against the concave grinding tool.
On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
We found comfortable seats on a long box with a bale as a back rest, and the governor sent two chairs for the ladies.
The Luck of Thirteen Jan Gordon
Joshua Lake put his head against the back rest of the chair and closed his eyes.
The Big Tomorrow Paul Lohrman
A strong, healthy girl will no more need cushions and canoe-chairs than a boy, but a back rest is not always to be despised.
On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
Inside hung big baskets of wild growth; there was a wide swinging seat, with a back rest, supported by heavy chains.
The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
He switched to the vacated place with the back rest and began to whistle to himself.
Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
The tool for the back rest is here obviously turned upside down.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose
A back rest would throw one forward in a frontward lurch, and give no support in case of a backward one.
Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
a support for the back of something
a support used to rest one’s back. Historical Examples An adjustable centre seat with backrest could be used so as to provide accommodation for six passengers. Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
- Back river
a river in central Nunavut, Canada, flowing NE to an inlet of the Arctic Ocean. 600 miles (965 km) long. Historical Examples Upon coming out from Back River, we spent some time poking about in the water for the old-time isthmus. Virginia: The Old Dominion Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins Necessarily this was parallel […]
- Back road
a little-used secondary road, especially one through a rural or sparsely populated area. Contemporary Examples Haryopratomo spoke of a woman he met while riding his motorcycle on a back road in rural Indonesia. Bringing Mobile Technology to the World’s Women Nina Strochlic September 23, 2013 Our beach path was impassable, we found another way on […]
- Back room
a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people. a place where powerful or influential persons, especially politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner: The candidate for mayor was chosen in the precincts’ back rooms. Contemporary Examples I asked him to take me […]