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backseat

[bak-seet] /ˈbækˈsit/
noun
1.
a seat at the rear.
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2.
take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position:
Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time.
Origin of backseat
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • He sat in the backseat of the car, and his hair dragged behind him.

  • The baggage—two trunks, a showman's keyster, two suitcases, a big duffle bag and handbags—was loaded on trailer and backseat.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney

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