(sometimes initial capital letter)Usually the outback . the back country or remote settlements; the bush.
of, relating to, or located in the back country: outback settlements.
in or to the back country: They moved outback many years ago.
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How to use outback in a sentence
Those on official business must find their way to a small, bulletproof window out back, buzz for help, and wait.
There was never anything like the day in day out back and forth that Instagram allows.How Airline Pilot and Instagram Star Adam Senatori Gets Perspective from 1,400 Feet | Oliver Jones | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If only the Dems or the Reps could cobble one or two together out back in the shed.
Out back my aunt pinned up the wet clothes while we hid in the sheets.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’ | Eileen Cronin | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
UNDERWOOD: (now smoking next to the grease dumpster out back) Ah wish ah could.Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden | Kelly Williams Brown | February 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was not a Veronese, but came from that mysterious region known as "out back," meaning the remote country.Narcissa, or the Road to Rome | Laura E. Richards
Lets go 308 into the living-room and sing, or go out back and play tag, or something.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Sam thinks he can fix it with some of that lumber piled out back of the old smoke-house.Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton
I keep him tied out back of the house by a string about two rods long, so that he can walk around.
Barellan, and Out Back, were having a tussle behind the leading pair.The Sweep Winner | Nat Gould
British Dictionary definitions for outback
the remote bush country of Australia
(as modifier): outback life
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Other Idioms and Phrases with outback
see under out front.
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