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backseat

[bak-seet]
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noun
  1. a seat at the rear.
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Idioms
  1. take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position: Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time.
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Origin of backseat

First recorded in 1825–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • He sat in the backseat of the car, and his hair dragged behind him.

  • The baggage—two trunks, a showman's keyster, two suitcases, a big duffle bag and handbags—was loaded on trailer and backseat.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney