noun, plural backbak·cloths [bak-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈbækˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/. Chiefly British Theater.
Origin of back-cloth
Examples from the Web for back-cloth
Here, a back-cloth with trees and something to do as a fountain basin.Three Plays|Luigi Pirandello
But the first act, with the Kentish lanes and woods for a back-cloth, must have been charming.They and I|Jerome K. Jerome
I want the back-cloth to be a city, not to represent a city, mark you, but to be a city.The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett|Compton Mackenzie
Behind these again dropped a back-cloth representing a stone balustrade, blue hills and fleecy clouds.