backstretch

[ bak-strech ]
/ ˈbækˈstrɛtʃ /
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noun

the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.

Nearby words

  1. backstitch,
  2. backstop,
  3. backstory,
  4. backstrap loom,
  5. backstreet,
  6. backstroke,
  7. backstroker,
  8. backswept,
  9. backswimmer,
  10. backswing

Compare homestretch.

Origin of backstretch

First recorded in 1830–40; back1 + stretch

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