Definition of back seat in English:

back seat

Syllabification: back seat
(also backseat)

noun

  • A seat at the back of a vehicle.
    More example sentences
    • Why pay company car tax on a normal estate car if the back seats are folded flat all the time to facilitate load handling?
    • Those back seats swivel round too, allowing you to open the boot and create instant, sheltered, picnic seating.
    • It would be a versatile vehicle to own especially with the movable back seats.

Phrases

take a back seat

Take or be given a less important position or role: printed words will take a back seat to TV and video screens
More example sentences
  • Yet the majority of the book emphasizes dinosaur osteology, systematics, and the fossil record; paleobiology takes a back seat to this important foundation.
  • But she piled on the pounds after the birth of her son, George, nine months ago and singing took a back seat as her confidence dwindled.
  • The role of the citizen is taking a back seat to decisions being made about our communities and the environment.

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