an outdoor area, usually adjoining a studio, used for the shooting of exterior scenes.
Origin of back lot
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for backlot
Within an hour of arriving in Greenwood, Miss., we had found our “backlot” for The Help.
It was a classy move guaranteed to win her a few friends on the backlot.
British Dictionary definitions for backlot
/ (ˈbækˌlɒt) /
an area outside a film or television studio used for outdoor filming
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