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  • n. Alternative spelling of back seat.

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

  • n. a secondary or inferior position or status
  • n. a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There are four CIA personnel in this car, and squeezed in the backseat is their "hostage," a military contractor dude.

    the a-team

  • One of the daughter's in the backseat is wearing a Obama t-shirt. (some folks did vote for Obama in Alabama really they did) The trooper says, "Sir, you'll have to step out of the car and place your hands behind your back!"

    Will others follow Arizona's lead on immigration?

  • FYI, that’s also what I call the backseat of my Datsun.


  • She glances back with disgust at the backseat, which is cluttered and messy as a result of my time back there.

    Myra's Mind

  • We go out to the car, and on the floor of the backseat is a Häagen-Dazs cup filled with melted butter-pecan ice cream.


  • Sitting in the backseat was his latest girlfriend.

    The House at Sugar Beach

  • On top of all the boxes in the backseat was her J-200 sunburst Gibson.

    Rain Gods

  • In the backseat were a male in his 20s with “normal hair” who wore black jeans and had worked as an architect in Saitama; an unemployed male in his 20s in a red jacket; and a 21-year-old male with longish hair, in a black jacket and blue jeans, who was employed as a shop assistant in Kanagawa.

    Let’s Die Together

  • Demetriuss tortured moans from the backseat were a constant reminder.

    Going Too Far

  • The implication is that George W. Bush, who has often been described as a backseat president to Vice President Dick Cheney, may not at all have been so.

    Raghida Dergham: Between the Arab Summit and the End of the Bush Era: Prospects for a Regional Conflict


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