back country


noun

a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.

Origin of back country

First recorded in 1740–50

Related forms

back-coun·try, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for back country

British Dictionary definitions for back country

back country


noun

Australian and NZ land remote from a town or settled area
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012