Back-dropt

backdrop

[bak-drop]
noun
1.
Also called, especially British, back-cloth. Theater. the rear curtain of a stage setting.
2.
the background of an event; setting.
3.
Gymnastics. a maneuver in which a trampolinist jumps in the air, lands on the back with the arms and legs pointed upward, and then springs up to a standing position.
verb (used with object), backdropped or backdropt, backdropping.
4.
to provide a setting or background for: A vast mountain range backdrops the broad expanse of lake.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; back1 + drop

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backdrop (ˈbækˌdrɒp)
 
n
1.  another name for backcloth
2.  the background to any scene or situation

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backdrop
1913, in U.S. theatrical argot, from back + drop.
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