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back road

a little-used secondary road, especially one through a rural or sparsely populated area.
Origin of back road
1780-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Driving on a hidden back road, my eye was suddenly captured by this sudden burst of colors in the middle of nowhere.
  • He got closer to the compound by taking a back road.
  • When you are behind the wheel on a back road you feel relaxed.
  • Whether on a major highway or winding back road, it always felt smooth and stable.
  • The biggest kick was rowing through the transmission on a winding, two-lane back road.
  • The back road parallel to the ravine will be two-way with parking only on one side.

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