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noun [countable]
Word Forms
singularback yard
pluralback yards

or back yard     back yard pronunciation in British English

  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.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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