[ bak-eyk ]
/ ˈbækˌeɪk /
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a pain, especially in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament.
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How to use backache in a sentence
Oh, how it makes a poor fellow's back ache, to stoop down and weed onions for half a day.Mike Marble|Uncle Frank
She may soon suffer from, if she does not complain of, back-ache and other attendant troubles, the simple result of weakness.
I remember but little complaint of headache and weariness—back-ache seemed unknown.
It makes my back ache to run, and Madame says we are too old now.Spinning-Wheel Stories|Louisa May Alcott
I thought that was because you took away the mending-basket; the stooping made my back ache, and——'Heriot's Choice|Rosa Nouchette Carey
British Dictionary definitions for backache
/ (ˈbækˌeɪk) /
an ache or pain in one's back
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