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noun [countable]     backyard pronunciation in British English
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.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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