Definitions

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  • n. A pull strap extending the backstay of a boot or shoe
  • n. The backbone of a book
  • n. A loin of meat consisting of the muscle on each side of the spine

Etymologies

back +‎ strap (Wiktionary)

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  • US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906: Railroad telegraphers' shorthand for Baggage has been taken by officers, on a writ served at".

    January 20, 2013