thinly populated and largely undeveloped land far from cities and towns; hinterland
in, from, or characteristic of backcountry
- A usually uninhabited area inaccessible by roads or by regular public transportation: The hikers bought lightweight camping gear for use in the backcountry.
- A sparsely inhabited rural region: “the lean-muscled, laconic hero from the backcountry who comes strolling down Main Street while the townsfolk point and whisper” ( Daniel Coyle )
(countable and uncountable, plural backcountries)
- A remote region; the boondocks.