- a pain, especially in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament.
Origin of backache
Examples from the Web for back-ache
Historical Examples of back-ache
How could a back-ache over the pea-bed compensate for these felicities?
She may soon suffer from, if she does not complain of, back-ache and other attendant troubles, the simple result of weakness.The Education of American Girls
Anna Callender Brackett
Back-ache, the reader will allow, would take the poetry out of a honeymoon trip.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
There was an end of my back-ache when the rod and I could straighten ourselves and leave the men to tail out the fish.Lines in Pleasant Places
All across that lake I ate snow, and that and the back-ache legacy of an old strain are my signs of approaching exhaustion.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
- an ache or pain in one's back
- Discomfort or a pain in the region of the back or spine.