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backyard

noun [C] uk   /ˌbækˈjɑːd/ us    /-ˈjɑːrd/
UK a small space surrounded by walls at the back of a house, usually with a hard surface: The house has a small backyard, surrounded by a high brick wall.B1 US a space at the back of a house, usually surrounded by a fence, and covered with grass: The kids were playing in the backyard.
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