backseat


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back•seat

(ˈbækˈsit)

n.
1. a seat at the rear.
2. an inferior position.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backseat - a secondary or inferior position or status; "tennis has had to take a backseat while his work is so demanding"
inferiority, lower rank, lower status - the state of being inferior
2.backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
dickey, dickey-seat, dickie, dickie-seat, dicky, dicky-seat - a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
Translations
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