back straight

back straight

n
1. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a straight part of a circuit, esp of an athletics track or a racecourse, furthest from the finishing point
2. (Horse Racing) a straight part of a circuit, esp of an athletics track or a racecourse, furthest from the finishing point
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To go out in the grand coach, perched upon a doorstep; to turn to the left, twist round to the right, over roads full of ruts, where we cannot exceed a league in two hours; and then to come back straight towards the wing of the castle in which is the window of Mary de Medici, so that Madame never fails to say: `Could one believe it possible that Mary de Medici should have escaped from that window -- forty-seven feet high?
The girl stared back straight into those cruel orbs, daring not to move even a muscle.
We could find no natives to guide us, and so I simply swung back straight north.
I want you to brush your hair all back straight, tomorrow," said Susan.
I used to wear an iron thing to keep my back straight, but a grand doctor came from London to see me and said it was stupid.
She turned her back straight upon Miss Miller and left her to depart with what grace she might.
The last Hurdle and last two Chase fences in the back straight will be omitted.
The Frenchman was soon all over the race leader as the pack took shape, with Ticktum putting Lorandi on notice on the back straight and Kari squeezing by Maini for sixth place just behind them.
Sitting position Sit with your back straight and both feet on the floor.
Press ups Keep your back straight at all times, control towards the ground, and push quickly up to the start position.