/ˈbækˌstreıt/ noun, pl -straights [count]
Brit :backstretch

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  • back straight — noun The straight part of a racecourse or track farthest from the finish • • • Main Entry: ↑back …   Useful english dictionary

  • back-straight — «BAK STRAYT», noun. British. the backstretch of a race track …   Useful english dictionary

  • back straight — noun The straight part of a running track (or similar) opposite the finishing line. He got boxed in amongst four African runners in the back straight of the last lap, and was only able to get out into the clear coming into the home straight …   Wiktionary

  • back straight — /bæk ˈstreɪt/ (say bak strayt) noun the straight part of a racing track circuit on the opposite side to the home straight …  

  • back straight — The straight length of the track farthest away from the spectators and the winning post …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • back straight — (N. Amer. backstretch) noun the part of a racecourse that is furthest from the grandstand and parallel to the home straight …   English new terms dictionary

  • back stretch — noun A back straight • • • Main Entry: ↑back …   Useful english dictionary

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • straight — [[t]stre͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦ straighter, straightest, straights 1) ADJ GRADED A straight line or edge continues in the same direction and does not bend or curve. Keep the boat in a straight line... Using the straight edge as a guide, trim the cloth to… …   English dictionary

  • straight — straight1 [ streıt ] adjective ** ▸ 1 not bending/curving ▸ 2 not leaning ▸ 3 honest and true ▸ 4 information: correct ▸ 5 without interruption ▸ 6 serious ▸ 7 voting for one party ▸ 8 drink: not mixed ▸ 9 about person ▸ 10 clean and neat ▸ 11… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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