Definitions for backseatˈbækˈsit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•seatˈbækˈsit(n.)

  1. a seat at the rear.

  2. an inferior position.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of backseat:

1825–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backseat(noun)

    a secondary or inferior position or status

    "tennis has had to take a backseat while his work is so demanding"

  2. backseat(noun)

    a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)

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