back yard

back yard
backyard UK [ˌbækˈjɑː(r)d] / US [ˈbækˌjɑrd] or back yard UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "backyard":
singular backyard plural backyards
Word forms "back yard":
singular back yard plural back yards
1) British an area behind a house covered with a hard brick or stone surface
2) American a garden behind a house

in your (own) backyardinformal in a place close to you, or in a situation that you are directly involved in

It's not the kind of thing you expect to happen in your own backyard.

English dictionary. 2014.

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