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[bak-strech] /ˈbækˈstrɛtʃ/
the straight part of a race track opposite the part leading to the finish line.
Compare homestretch.
Origin of backstretch
1830-40; back1 + stretch Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He got away slowly and didn't get going un- til the field reached the backstretch.
  • His mangled car eventually came to rest down the backstretch.
  • We really need to spend more money on backstretch security.
  • Most of the improvements that will first take place will be in the backstretch to improve the housing and change the traffic flow.
  • Amanda waited on the backstretch and cheered for me, too.

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