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backstretch

[bak-strech] /ˈbækˈstrɛtʃ/
noun
1.
the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.
Compare homestretch.
Origin of backstretch
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; back1 + stretch
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back stretch

noun
1.
a horse-racing term for back straight
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