backstretch definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the part of a racetrack farthest from the grandstand and opposite and parallel to the homestretch
- the barn area adjacent to a racetrack where horses are stabled and grooms and other horse attendants have temporary living quarters
backstretch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The part of an oval racecourse farthest from the spectators and opposite the homestretch.