noun Date: 1859 a rest for the back

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • backrest — ack rest n. 1. a support that you can lean against while sitting. Syn: back. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backrest — [bak′rest΄] n. a support for or at the back …   English World dictionary

  • backrest — UK [ˈbækˌrest] / US noun [countable] Word forms backrest : singular backrest plural backrests the part of a piece of furniture that supports your back …   English dictionary

  • backrest — [[t]bæ̱krest[/t]] backrests N COUNT The backrest of a seat or chair is the part which you rest your back on …   English dictionary

  • backrest — /bak rest /, n. a support used to rest one s back. [1855 60; BACK1 + REST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • backrest — noun the back piece of a chair, used to support the sitters back …   Wiktionary

  • backrest — back·rest bak .rest n a rest for the back …   Medical dictionary

  • backrest — back|rest [ˈbækrest] n the part of a chair or seat that supports your back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • backrest — back|rest [ bæk,rest ] noun count the part of a piece of furniture that supports your back …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backrest — n. support on which the back may rest …   English contemporary dictionary

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