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a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.
Contemporary Examples

The NPHA, citing safety concerns, has also suggested setting up a basic, emergency-call-only cell system in the backcountry.
Keep Our Wilderness Off Of Wi-Fi Michael Schulson September 2, 2014

The helmet was damaged in the fall, which apparently happened when he slipped on a backcountry run.
Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher In Coma After Ski Accident Barbie Latza Nadeau December 29, 2013

Before taking Anderson to the backcountry of Idaho, DiMaggio is believed to have killed her brother and mother.
Hannah Anderson Found! Five Things to Know About the Kidnapped Teen August 10, 2013

Historical Examples

However, many a backcountry road of the Eastern States is just as uncomfortable for motor travelers.
Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway Effie Price Gladding

(Austral & NZ) land remote from a town or settled area


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