backseat backseat  /bæk ˈsit/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a secondary or inferior position or status
  2. (n) a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)

Usage(s):

  1. I don't think we should take a backseat to the Germans or the Japanese in creating clean energies no American soldier will ever have risk life and limb to protect.
  2. Unlike me, my kids didn't grow up in the backseat of a Pontiac.
  3. There are bullet marks on three sides of the vehicle, the front windscreen, and on both sides of the backseat.

News

  1. Study names worst backseat drivers, habits

    Among the most annoying is 'advice' from other passengers, and according to an Insurance.com study, spouses make the worst backseat drivers.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Who's the worst backseat driver? (Hint: Not the kids)

    There are few things more frustrating as a driver than being nagged by a know-it-all passenger. But who makes the worst backseat (or side-seat) driver?According to a new survey, spouses – whether husbands or wives – top the list, while children are usually the least irritating passengers. That’s something both men and women agree on, according to a poll of 500 drivers by Insurance.com. Read more ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Girl’s Wrists Duct-Taped in Backseat of Buick After She Reached Out of Window

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A young girl’s wrists were allegedly duct-taped by a man in the backseat of a gray or tan colored Buick after reaching her hands out the window at a gas station Monday afternoon. The potential victim, …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

Quotes

  1. "I take a backseat to no one in my affection, respect and devotion to veterans," McCain said. "And I will not accept from Senator Obama, who did not feel it was his responsibility to serve our country in uniform, any lectures on my regard for...
    on May 22, 2008 By: John McCain Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I didn't create this," Marbury said. "I'm sitting inside the car. I'm not behind the wheel in the driver's seat. I have no control of the wheel of the car, if we're turning or going straight. I'm sitting in the backseat. He's not going to...
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Stephon Marbury Source: FOXSports.com

  3. "It's almost an unwritten rule," Montreal rookie goalie Carey Price said. "It's like when you're a kid in the backseat that's going, 'I'm not touching you, I'm not touching you.' When I was about 7 or 8 years old, I would probably try and get...
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Carey Price Source: SI.com

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