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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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  • Bob slipped coming into the backstretch and went down, and Martin hurled himself on him.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Taral had Manuel under a wrap close up in second place and approaching the turn from the backstretch he nailed the leader.

  • Around the turn going into the backstretch, Worth was still leading by his length and a half advantage.

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