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back lot

or back·lot

noun Movies.
  1. 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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  1. an area outside a film or television studio used for outdoor filming
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