backcloth

back-cloth

[bak-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural backbakcloths [bak-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] . Chiefly British Theater.
backdrop ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1870–75

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backcloth (ˈbækˌklɒθ)
 
n
Also called: backdrop a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage set

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