backstretch

[ bak-strech ]
/ ˈbækˈstrɛtʃ /

noun

the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.
Compare homestretch.

Origin of backstretch

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

back stretch


noun

a horse-racing term for back straight
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