backover

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back +‎ over

Noun[edit]

backover (plural backovers)

  1. An accident in which a motor vehicle reverses over an unseen person.
    • 2007 October 24, John R. Quain, “With Safety in Mind, the Car Takes Charge”, New York Times:
      More than 100 children in the United States die each year as a result of so-called backover accidents, according to Kids and Cars, an advocacy group.