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Definition of "backrest" [back•rest]

  • A rest or support for the back. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "backrest" in a sentence
  • "The sun chair, its beams rising from the backrest, is a Rosenthal design, using borrowed and universal symbols, and it has been copied and interpreted so much that it has become part of the landscape."
  • "Its backrest is cantilevered and gets locked in place when you lay your weight on it."
  • "Vertically centered in the backrest is a column of detailed carvings depicting animals, birds, flowers, hearts, and other designs based in Chinese folk art."