backyard - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˌbækˈjɑː(r)d/
singularbackyard
pluralbackyards
singularback yard
pluralback yards

or back yard 

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  1. 1
    British an area behind a house covered with a hard brick or stone surface
  2. 2
    American a garden behind a house
  3. 3
    South African the area behind a house, often used to construct a small simple building for people to live in

    I used to stay in Sakubva in a backyard shack.