a simple horizontal loom, used especially in Central and South America, on which one of two beams holding the warp yarn is attached to a strap that passes across the weaver’s back.
Narrow widths can be woven most rapidly on the backstrap loom.
Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O’Neale
- Back street
a street apart from the main or business area of a town. taking place in secrecy and often illegally: back-street political maneuvering; back-street drug dealing. Historical Examples While she stood at the window, mechanically looking out, the dreary view of the back street trembled and disappeared. Heart and Science Wilkie Collins Then they crossed a […]
- Back stretch
the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line. Historical Examples Up the back stretch they went, Zal with gigantic strides, still in front and Ovelando was going easily close up. History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor Take them out at three-quarter gallop down the back […]
the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line. Contemporary Examples As the field thundered down the backstretch, Espinoza steered his horse out wide. Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After Michael Fensom June 7, 2014 Historical Examples Around the turn going into the backstretch, Worth […]
a backhanded stroke. Swimming. a stroke made while on one’s back. a blow or stroke in return; recoil. Swimming. to swim the backstroke: She backstroked across the pool. Contemporary Examples Watch her steal the show in the 100-meter backstroke Monday. London Olympics’ Must-See Moments The Daily Beast Video July 31, 2012 Historical Examples “C” some […]