What does backbench mean?

Definitions for backbench

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backbench.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backbench(noun)

    any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons


  1. backbench(Noun)

    In a house of legislature following the model of the Westminster system (such as the UK House of Commons), any bench behind either of the front benches and occupied by rank-and-file members.

    His spacious quarters indicate his transition from backbench upstart to established member of the governing team.

  2. Origin: From back + bench.


  1. Backbench

    Backbench is a panel cartoon appearing in The Globe and Mail. The strip is written and drawn by Graham Harrop. It consists of multiple- and single-panel jokes, generally drawn from and satirizing Canadian politics. Graham Harrop also has an editorial cartoon in the Vancouver Sun three days a weeks as well as publishing books and cards for special occasions through his website: www.grahamharrop.com


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backbench in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backbench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of backbench

  1. backbenchbackbenchbackbench

Translations for backbench

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for backbench »


Find a translation for the backbench definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these backbench definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"backbench." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/backbench>.

Are we missing a good definition for backbench? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for backbench:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.