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English definition of “backing”

backing

noun [C or U] (MATERIAL)    /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/
something put on the back of something else in order to make it stronger or protect it: It's strong cloth - it might be useful as (a) backing.Knitting and sewing
(Definition of backing noun (MATERIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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