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back-cloth

[bak-klawth, -kloth] /ˈbækˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural backbakcloths
[bak-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈbækˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA).
Chiefly British Theater
1.
backdrop (def 1).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for backcloth

backcloth

/ˈbækˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage set Also called backdrop
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