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1. A key that, when pressed, moves an onscreen cursor one space to the left and typically deletes the character in that space.
2. A similar key on a typewriter that, when pressed, moves the carriage to the position of the previous space on the page.
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a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard that makes the carriage or cursor move backwards one space
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|Noun||1.||backspace key - the typewriter key used for back spacing|
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
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