Back side



the rear or back part or view of an object, person, scene, etc.; that part which is opposite the front.
rump; buttocks.
Contemporary Examples

We could hear chanting so we walked toward it, looping to the back side of the square near Dana Mall.
Inside the Bahrain Revolt Karen Leigh February 18, 2011

Historical Examples

You git in here on the back side, an’ I’ll take the child on the front.
A Little Norsk; Or, Ol’ Pap’s Flaxen Hamlin Garland

In the back side of this room was the compartment where the helmsman stood with his wheel.
Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott

The front of the room looked out upon the pier, the back side upon the passage way.
Rollo in Paris Jacob Abbott

It is fastened to the frame by means of cleats on the back side.
Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor

“Got to draw Carrots to the back side of the hotel,” Scotty whispered.
Smugglers’ Reef John Blaine

The back side permits of aiming while the gun is being loaded.
With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900) Lieutenant Burne.

There is a roller on the back side and another on the front.
Under Fire Frank A. Munsey

These should be sunk in the wood so as to be flush with the back side of the shelves.
Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler

The uprights and other target framing should set against the back side of this pit.
Pistol and Revolver Shooting A. L. A. Himmelwright

noun
the back of something
(informal) (ˈbækˌsaɪd). the buttocks
n.

c.1400, from back (adj.) + side (n.). In the specific sense of “rump, buttocks” it is first recorded c.1500.

noun

The buttocks; rump: slapped her on the backside

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