backseat
noun Date: 1780 1. a seat in the back (as of an automobile) 2. an inferior position <
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  • Backseat — or back seat may refer to:* a car seat located at the rear of a vehicle * Backseat (film), a 2005 film* Back Seat , track 10 of 14 Shots to the Dome * Back Seat (Of My Jeep) , a 1993 single release of a song from 14 Shots to the Dome * The Back… …   Wikipedia

  • backseat — noun 1. a secondary or inferior position or status tennis has had to take a backseat while his work is so demanding • Hypernyms: ↑inferiority, ↑lower status, ↑lower rank 2. a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • backseat — n. to take a backseat to smb. (she will not take a backseat to anyone) * * * to take a backseat to smb. (she will not take a backseat to anyone) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • backseat — /bak seet /, n. 1. a seat at the rear. 2. take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position: Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • backseat — rear seat (in a car, airplane, etc.); (figurative) insignificant position, position of secondary importance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backseat — back•seat [[t]ˈbækˈsit[/t]] n. 1) a seat at the rear 2) cvb an inferior position • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Backseat Goodbye — Origin Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States Genres Pop folk Years active 2004–present Labels The Winners Club Website …   Wikipedia

  • backseat driver — {n.}, {informal} A bossy person in a car who always tells the driver what to do. * /The man who drove the car became angry with the back seat driver./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • backseat driver — {n.}, {informal} A bossy person in a car who always tells the driver what to do. * /The man who drove the car became angry with the back seat driver./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • backseat driver — backseat driving. 1. an automobile passenger who offers the driver unsolicited advice, warnings, criticism, etc., esp. from the backseat. 2. any person who, by means of criticism, unsolicited advice, or the like, interferes in affairs that are… …   Universalium

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