Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of back straight in English:
The part of a racecourse that is furthest from the grandstand and parallel to the home straight.
- He fell at the last fence on the back straight but horse and jockey get up unscathed.
- The triangular course is reasonably flat although does have a dip at the beginning of the back straight, the famous Swinley Bottom.
- I knew in the back straight he was going to run a big race from there on in.
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