Definition of backcountry in English:

backcountry

Syllabification: back·coun·try
Pronunciation: /ˈbakˌkəntrē
 
/

noun

(the backcountry) chiefly North American
  • Sparsely inhabited rural areas; wilderness: exploring the backcountry on horseback [as modifier]: backcountry skiing
    More example sentences
    • We're talking off the pavement, into the backcountry and up a mountain.
    • In British Columbia, the popularity of the backcountry has helped turn guided skiing into big business.
    • Canyonlands National Park saves most of its highlights for the backcountry enthusiast.

More definitions of backcountry

Definition of backcountry in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space