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a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.
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Origin of back country
First recorded in 1740–50
OTHER WORDS FROM back countryback-country, adjective
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How to use back country in a sentence
The NPHA, citing safety concerns, has also suggested setting up a basic, emergency-call-only cell system in the backcountry.Keep Our Wilderness Off Of Wi-Fi|Michael Schulson|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The helmet was damaged in the fall, which apparently happened when he slipped on a backcountry run.Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher In Coma After Ski Accident|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Before taking Anderson to the backcountry of Idaho, DiMaggio is believed to have killed her brother and mother.
However, many a backcountry road of the Eastern States is just as uncomfortable for motor travelers.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
British Dictionary definitions for back country
Australian and NZ land remote from a town or settled area
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