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A rest or support for the back.



a support for one's back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backrest - a support that you can lean against while sittingbackrest - a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
cantle - the back of a saddle seat
car seat - a seat in a car
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
ladder-back - the backrest of a chair that consists of two uprights with connecting slats
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"


[ˈbækrɛst] n [seat, chair] → dossier mback road n (= small country road) → petite route f de campagne
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177 basic modules (stool bench), 81 backrests, 40 armrests left, 40 right armrests, 8 stirrup benches without backrest, 9 stirrup benches with backrest.
Latch and pivot arms on the backrest accommodate multiple pallet types, while the seat-belt style load retention strap incorporates a ratcheting and locking mechanism.
The product features a sleek backrest with Recaro's victory design and uses advanced performance materials ranging from high-grade leather to sport cloth.
In conjunction, Vitatech Electromagnetics, a third-party EMF company, confirms High Tech's backrest heater has a maximum electric field that is 91% lower than Vitatech's recommended human health maximum exposure and a maximum magnetic field that is 72% lower than Vitatech's recommended maximum exposure.
The practitioner decides whether to perch forward and work using the saddle concept or to lower the chair a bit and use the backrest to support the lower back.
The seat and backrest are made using a breathable nylon fabric which, is easy to wipe down and dries quickly.
Unfortunately I took the backrest off the wheelchair and put it on the pavement beside the car.
With an electrically-operated backrest, seat bottom, seat depth and leg rest controls, and a folding armrest, each customer remains in control of their own environment for the duration of their flight.
For added convenience, on all Tiguans the rear seats split 60:40 and can be moved lengthways, to increase luggage space or legroom as required by up to 16 cm, while the backrest angle can be adjusted by 23 degrees.
The victim apparently tied the other end of the shoestring to the backrest of a heavy bamboo chair and hanged himself behind the backrest," said case investigator SPO1 Johnny Mahilum.
It has a molded fiberglass backrest and splash guard (a big improvement over the foldable splash guards found on some boats), is foam-filled, weighs 100 pounds and has a 300-pound capacity.
The thickness of cushions in first-class coaches, including the backrest, is four inches and there are no full backrests in second class coaches.