a little-used secondary road, especially one through a rural or sparsely populated area.
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 the back road.
Our Visit From Irene India Hicks August 26, 2011
At length, he turned into a back road, and from this to the barely discernible trace of an old log road.
Police Operation H. Beam Piper
The road is what is called a “back road,” and leads through woods most of the way.
Riverby John Burroughs
Whether or not they have sent another detachment around by that back road can hardly be known till we find them there.
In The Saddle Oliver Optic
She brightened into beauty when she heard a horse on the back road.
Nobody’s Child Elizabeth Dejeans
In a short time they were on the outskirts of Pentville and entered the town by a back road.
The Mystery of Jockey Hollow Cleo Garis
I looked across at the back road, along which a junk-dealer’s wagon jangled.
Steel Charles Rumford Walker
Chloe had made a bolt for it, and had passed the tram safely and got away on to the back road.
Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
I go out the side door an’ up the road a piece an’ into the back road.
Old Crow Alice Brown
- 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 […]
- Back row
noun (functioning as singular or pl) (rugby Union) the forwards at the rear of a scrum (as modifier): an Australian back-row forward Contemporary Examples Juror No. 4, in the back row, closed his eyes while listening. Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Six: Dottie Defends Her Man Diane Dimond June 18, 2012 Juror number eleven, a mechanic […]
therapeutic manipulation of the muscles of the back; massage of the back. a liniment or anodyne ointment for relieving muscular soreness: a tube of greaseless backrub. noun the action or process of massaging the back for relief of pain or relaxing muscle stress Examples He wanted a backrub after mowing the lawn. Usage Note backrub […]
- Back run
a period during which a particular process, as the flow of materials in manufacturing, is reversed. Australian. a tract of dry land in the public domain used as an auxiliary pasture by owners of adjacent private property. Historical Examples My head aches as if it would split, and all down my back run sharp pains. […]