back row

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back row (plural back rows)

  1. The last row of seats in a theater or any group of seats.
  2. A row near the back of the theater or group of seats.
  3. (rugby) The row of players in a scrum, consisting of two flankers and a number eight.

Usage notes[edit]

The back row of a cinema is associated with amourous behavior by couples. The back row of a classroom is associated with delinquent behavior by students wishing to avoid the teacher's attention.