the rear or back part or view of an object, person, scene, etc.; that part which is opposite the front.
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
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
the back of something
(informal) (ˈbækˌsaɪd). the buttocks
c.1400, from back (adj.) + side (n.). In the specific sense of “rump, buttocks” it is first recorded c.1500.
The buttocks; rump: slapped her on the backside
the rear or back part or view of an object, person, scene, etc.; that part which is opposite the front. rump; buttocks. Contemporary Examples Vanity Wonder, 30, has had hundreds of butt and hip injections to achieve a more Kim Kardashian–like backside. Illegal Butt Injections Are on the Rise and Women Are at Risk Lizzie […]
a sight on a previously occupied instrument station. (in leveling) the reading on a rod that is held on a point of known elevation, used in computing the elevation of the instrument. Historical Examples “Come quick,” he shouted, adjusting the backsight of a rifle. The Wings of the Morning Louis Tracy The tiny figures seen […]
to subject to backslapping. to engage in backslapping. a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap.
the practice of making a loud and effusive display of friendliness, cordiality, etc., as by slapping persons on the back. to subject to backslapping. to engage in backslapping. a hearty slap on the back given as a token of affability or congratulation: The bridegroom received many a warm handshake and backslap. Contemporary Examples At the […]