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English definition of “backyard”

backyard

noun [C]     /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 .Gardens and yards B1 US a space at the back of a house , usually surrounded by a fence , and covered with grass Gardens and yards
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