Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without a back: as, backless benches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without a back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having no back, said of things that typically have backs, such as chairs or dresses
  • adjective of a person having an uncovered back, having a back that shows skin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking a back

Etymologies

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back + -less

Examples

  • It's hideously severe from the front and it's backless, which is fine on a dress for a party, but for the red carpet a backless dress is a disaster.

    Golden Globes 2012 – as it happened

  • It's hideously severe from the front and it's backless, which is fine on a dress for a party, but for the red carpet a backless dress is a disaster.

    The Guardian World News

  • ( "It is the ultimate 'backless' dress," Mr. Gaultier wrote in the museum notes.)

    Where Everyone's a Fashion Critic

  • While at it, looks like they're in the mood for some 'backless' fun too!

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Last year, Miley's "backless" photo lit a firestorm of controversy that's still burning in Search.

    Yahoo! Buzz Log

  • Last year, Miley's "backless" photo lit a firestorm of controversy that's still burning in Search.

    Yahoo! Buzz Log

  • Clad in a form-fitting, backless, chocolate-beaded, Valentino jumpsuit with matching, chocolate satin, Jimmy Choo heels that wrapped and tied around her ankles, Keshari was positively stunning.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • Will report backless than a minute ago via webRebecca Skloot

    Is Google getting less reliable?

  • I sat on my leather chair and wondered why a bride would want to eat a ham and turkey sandwich in a satin backless wedding dress.

    The Adults

  • Clad in a form-fitting, backless, chocolate-beaded, Valentino jumpsuit with matching, chocolate satin, Jimmy Choo heels that wrapped and tied around her ankles, Keshari was positively stunning.

    Larger Than Lyfe

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