noun, plural backbak·cloths [bak-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈbækˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/. Chiefly British Theater.
Origin of back-cloth
First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples of backcloth
a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage setAlso called: backdrop
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