Backbench definition

băkbĕnch
(chiefly british) The rear benches in the House of Commons where junior members of Parliament sit behind government officeholders and their counterparts in the opposition party.
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New members of Congress considered as a group.
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(politics, UK, New Zealand, often) In a house of legislature following the model of the Westminster system (such as the UK House of Commons), any bench behind either of the front benches and occupied by rank-and-file members.

His spacious quarters indicate his transition from backbench upstart to established member of the governing team.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of backbench - back-bench

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
backbench
Plural:
backbenches

Origin of backbench