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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
References in classic literature ?
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.