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backstretch

[bak-strech]
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noun
  1. the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.
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Origin of backstretch

First recorded in 1830–40; back1 + stretch
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British Dictionary definitions for back stretch

back stretch

noun
  1. a horse-racing term for back straight
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