adjective Also back·wood, back·woods·y.
- backwater valve,
Origin of backwoods
Examples from the Web for backwood
For the two years I knew it the charm of that backwood life never palled.Life on the Stage|Clara Morris
Colony was divided from colony by many miles of forest and backwood.A Historical Geography of the British Colonies|Charles Prestwood Lucas
I loved the hearing of them, in the various dialects of the protagonists, from a lordly lisp to a backwood burr.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
For I do reckon we love as hard in the backwood country, as any people in the whole creation.
A stable and pig-sty completed the appurtenances of this backwood dwelling.
BACKWOODSMEN ... This word is commonly used as a term of reproach (and that, only in a familiar style,) to designate those people, who, being at a distance from the sea and entirely agricultural, are considered as either hostile or indifferent to the interests of the commercial states. [John Pickering, "A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to be Peculiar to the United States of America," Boston, 1816]