[ bak-woodz ]
/ ˈbækˈwʊdz /
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(often used with a singular verb) wooded or partially uncleared and unsettled districts.
any remote or isolated area.
adjective Also backwood, backwoodsy.
of or relating to the backwoods.
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How to use backwoods in a sentence
I feel like eating all that myself;' and, trencher on knee, they dined with real backwood appetites.Cedar Creek|Elizabeth Hely Walshe
We found them very busy felling trees, clearing backwood, and completing the stockade or fort.Borneo and the Indian Archipelago|Frank S. Marryat
A stable and pig-sty completed the appurtenances of this backwood dwelling.
After the trial the humble backwood speaker freely praised the eloquence of the mature advocate.Lincoln, the Politician|T. Aaron Levy
Here, in the multiplicity of footprints, he knew his own would be indistinguishable to even the keenest of backwood eyes.Jim|Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for backwoods
/ (ˈbækwʊdz) /
mainly US and Canadian partially cleared, sparsely populated forests
any remote sparsely populated place
(modifier) of, from, or like the backwoods
(modifier) uncouth; rustic
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