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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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In addition, nine type T thermocouples were placed on the seat cushion and the backrest at the contact areas to monitor the seat surface temperatures during each test.
Unfortunately I took the backrest off the wheelchair and put it on the pavement beside the car.
The carbon backrest of the RSSP can also be used on its own as part of a composite solution.
There's also a padded backrest and padded, flip-back arm rests.
Faurecia has worked on all fronts with materials to improve not only cushion and backrest structures but also trimming components.
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.
According to the maker, the narrow backrest, coupled with the new ability for the chair to go lower to the ground, enables ideal oral cavity access for practitioners of any stature in a comfortable ergonomic position.
Your back and butt, especially if you are hunting antelope over water, will appreciate the contoured comfortMAX[TM] seat with backrest.
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 rear backrest has a 60:40 folding split and fully-folded expands the luggage compartment volume to as much as 941 litres.
ROCK ON THIS convertible walker/rocker has a softly padded seat with backrest, PS54.