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back country

noun
1.
a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
2.
Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
Related forms
back-country, adjective
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Examples from the web for backcountry
  • backcountry camping is allowed throughout the park's wilderness area.
  • Normally, a camper has to choose between the whimsy of cooking over an open fire and the efficiency of a backcountry stove.
  • OK, you've got one snowboard for the park and another for backcountry powder.
  • He has invited me to this sunbaked backcountry to experience it myself.
  • Several flavors of light sport aircraft range from planes capable of landing on water to those designed for backcountry runways.
  • backcountry snowmobiling is more of an adventure than your regular snowmobiling trip because of the lack of people.
  • Experience the beauty of nature away from the buzz of the modern world by planning a backcountry backpacking trip.
  • These range from big campgrounds with many amenities and visitor facilities to remote backcountry sites far from any road.
  • Pets are not allowed at the campsites, nor are they permitted in the park's backcountry.
  • All backcountry campers need to obtain a permit before setting up at their site.
British Dictionary definitions for backcountry

back country

noun
1.
(Austral & NZ) land remote from a town or settled area
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