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back lot

or backlot

noun, Movies.
1.
an outdoor area, usually adjoining a studio, used for the shooting of exterior scenes.
Origin of back lot
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • Every evening after dinner we adjourn to the back lot and fire at a target with pistols.

    Strange True Stories of Louisiana George Washington Cable
  • They told me that he was cutting corn in the back lot, where I found him.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • Bending low he hurled himself at them as he had done when playing football on a back lot.

  • When the streets are cleaned in the fall I pile the leaves on the back lot.

  • "Bart, I've some wheat to be threshed in the barn on the back lot," said the Senator as I was leaving them.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • Walking quickly through his back lot, he strode across his plantation and disappeared.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • I didn't know you didn't allow people to cross your back lot.

  • The old man in his peaked cap and sheepskin jacket was hoeing in the back lot.

  • They were regular humbugs; and so the mob took them, and tarred and feathered them in the back lot.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
  • If you have visions of seeing Phil chased over the back lot by any stepmother, you have another guess coming.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson

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