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an outdoor area, usually adjoining a studio, used for the shooting of exterior scenes.
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Origin of back lot
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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How to use back lot in a sentence
Within an hour of arriving in Greenwood, Miss., we had found our “backlot” for The Help.How We Made 'The Help'|Brunson Green|August 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was a classy move guaranteed to win her a few friends on the backlot.Television's Big Night: The Top 10 Emmy Moments|The Daily Beast Video|September 21, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for back lot
/ (ˈbækˌlɒt) /
an area outside a film or television studio used for outdoor filming
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