back-cloth

[bak-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural backbak·cloths [bak-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈbækˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/. Chiefly British Theater.
  1. backdrop(def 1).

Origin of back-cloth

First recorded in 1870–75
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