Definition of Backblock

1. Noun. (Australia New Zealand usually plural) A residential area remote from major cities and lacking conveniences common in urban areas. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backblock

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backblock

backbencher
backbenchers
backbenches
backbend
backbends
backbit
backbite
backbiter
backbiters
backbites
backbiting
backbitings
backbitten
backblast
backblasts
backblock (current term)
backblocks
backboard
backboard splint
backboards
backbond
backbonding ligand
backbonds
backbone
backboned
backboneless
backbones
backbox
backboxes
backbreaker

Literary usage of Backblock

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1. New Zealand Official Yearbook by New Zealand. Dept. of Statistics, New Zealand Registrar-General's Office, New Zealand Census and Statistics Dept (1908)
"Land-settlement and goldfields-development— Construction of roads, tracks, and bridges to open up backblock«, and other work in connection therewith For ..."

2. Neue philologische Rundschau by Carl Wagener, Ernst Ludwig (1898)
"Back-blocks (das ferne Innere Australiens), adj. backblock (aus dem Inneren Australiens stammend); ..."

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