noun (functioning as singular or pl)
the forwards at the rear of a scrum
(as modifier): an Australian back-row forward
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 sitting in the back row, adopts a similar posture.
John Edwards Jury Deliberations Stretch into Day Six Diane Dimond May 23, 2012
Several jurors in the back row leaned forward to take a good look.
Casey’s Bombshell Accusation Diane Dimond May 23, 2011
Finally, she succeeded in banishing her to the back row of the chorus.
Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams
“I will remain in the back row where I can see well enough,” said Bladud.
The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
George Brand and his friend Evelyn sat in the back row of chairs, watching the people pass and repass.
Sunrise William Black
“They are in the back row, so you can have them if you care to,” he answered.
The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim
He seated himself modestly in the back row, while John Rudstock, less retiring, took his place at the chairman’s right hand.
Tatterdemalion John Galsworthy
Then I sat down in the back row of the circle to await events.
Prester John John Buchan
I sat in the back row of seats, under the shadow of the gallery, where I could see him without his seeing me.
The New Magdalen Wilkie Collins
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. […]
- Back rush
the return of water seaward, down the foreshore of a beach, following the uprush of a wave. Historical Examples The heavy chain clinked taut with the pull of the outgoing tide, then relaxed in the back rush of water. A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith The back rush took him from his feet, but […]
the return of water seaward, down the foreshore of a beach, following the uprush of a wave.