backrest


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back·rest

 (băk′rĕst′)
n.
A rest or support for the back.
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back•rest

(ˈbækˌrɛst)

n.
a support for one's back.
[1855–60]
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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"
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Translations

backrest

[ˈbækrɛst] n [seat, chair] → dossier mback road n (= small country road) → petite route f de campagne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Seats (pictured) are supplied by Italian manufacturer Geven, who has introduced new full-structure upholstery and added a backrest to ensure a noticeably different sitting experience thanks to ergonomic pressure distribution.
The improved seating comes from Italian manufacturer Geven and offers a pleasant sitting experience thanks to ergonomic pressure distribution and innovative slimming of the backrest, which allows guests to enjoy even more personal space.
The comfortable full-structure upholstery of the seat and the backrest ensure a noticeably pleasant sitting experience thanks to ergonomic pressure distribution.
Ideal for retailers and manufacturers with direct-store-delivery needs, the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck can be outfitted with special package featuring a mid-mounted handle, moveable load backrest, load retention strap system and lithium-ion power.
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Ideal for retailers and manufacturers with direct store delivery needs, the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck can be outfitted with special package featuring a mid-mounted handle, moveable load backrest, load retention strap system and lithium-ion power.
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 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.