Meaning of “back road” in the English Dictionary


"back road" in English

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back roadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæk ˌrəʊd/ us /ˈbæk ˌroʊd/

Examples from literature

  • At length, he turned into a back road, and from this to the barely discernible trace of an old log road. 
  • I came up the back road, but the wheels stuck so in the mud that I had to get out and walk part of the way. 
  • I drove way round the other way, up the back road, and unloaded him at Henry's house. 
  • I'll go by the back road. 
  • This was on a back road, but the way was good and they reached the farm without trouble, excepting that they had to slow down to let a herd of cows pass them. 

(Definition of “back road” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"back road" in American English

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back roadnoun [ C ]

/ˈbæk ˌroʊd/

a small road without much traffic, away from a main road

(Definition of “back road” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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