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.
Jack Smith made an encouraging start in the third but was passed by Joe Thompson down the back straight before crashing out on bend four.
Francis, he said ran 'madly' on lane four going strong and dictating the race factor with her quick pace accelerating madly on a high note from the 110 mark and the rest of the back straight. Charles said at around 120 metres, Botlogetswe found herself with the French Amandine Brossier very close to her with the gap behind her closed.
Stalls Straight Course: Stand side; Round Course: Inside rail; 1m4f: Centre Rails Rail on bend from back straight to home straight dolled out by 2 yds adding 4 yds to races on the round course.
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.