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1. backspace

noun. the typewriter key used for back spacing.

Synonyms

  • key
  • backspace key
  • backspacer

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • antitype
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • space (English)
  • space (Anglo-Norman)

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2. backspace

verb. hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard.

Synonyms

  • typewrite

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • space (English)
  • space (Anglo-Norman)

Sentences with backspace


1. Noun, singular or mass
Measure the backspace of the rim by running a straightedge across the rim bead and dropping another straightedge down to the face of the wheel.

2. Verb, base form
If you make a mistake, the "Clear" button will backspace.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As you backspace, each character is deleted.

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