Definition of Backrest

1. Noun. A support that you can lean against while sitting. "The back of the dental chair was adjustable"

Exact synonyms: Back
Specialized synonyms: Cantle, Ladder-back
Group relationships: Car Seat, Chair
Generic synonyms: Support



Definition of Backrest

1. Noun. the back piece of a chair, used to support the sitter's back ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backrest

1. a back support [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backrest

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backrest (current term)
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Literary usage of Backrest

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1. Elementary Machine Shop Practice by James Alfred Pratt (1921)
"138 we see the backrest mounted hi place on the lathe and the method of using ... The backrest is used by the machinist to support unusually long pieces of ..."

2. Abrasives & Abrasive Wheels, Their Nature, Manufacture and Use: A Complete by Frederic Burnham Jacobs (1919)
"... metals and work—Traverse feed—Depth of cut—Roughing and finishing cuts—Spark ng—backrest and steady- rests—Lubrication of work—Lubricating compounds and ..."

3. Under Cover: Evolution of Upholstered Furniture by Ed van Hinte (2006)
"It looks as if the seat is folded upwards, somewhat sharply, to become the wing-like backrest. Van der Kley hoped that the inside bend could be spanned with ..."

4. Social Life of the Crow Indians by Robert Harry Lowie (1912)
"There medicines were tied to the lodge poles, and a backrest ... Between this backrest and the fireplace no one was permitted to pass.1 A man and his wife ..."

5. Gymnastics: A Text-book of the German-American System of Gymnastics by William Albin Stecher (1896)
"IX 1 One half circle left forward with both legs (into the backrest), ... 3 Wolfs vault right forward into the backrest ; circle outward right (the right ..."

6. Choosing a Wheelchair System edited by Seldon P. Todd, Jr. (1992)
"backrest The backrest of the basic chair is made of a flexible material ... The height of the backrest of the adult chair from the seat is 16 - 16 1/2 ..."

7. Torture and Ill-Treatment: Israel's Interrogation of Palestinians from the by Human Rights Watch/Middle East (1994)
"When the handcuffs are attached to the backrest, they are usually attached ... When the chair slopes forward or the detainee leans back, the backrest digs ..."

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