Definition of backyard noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

backyard

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌbækˈyɑrd//
 
 
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  • the whole area behind and belonging to a house, including an area of grass and the garden a backyard barbecue see also yard
  • Idioms
    in your (own) backyard
     
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    in or near the place where you live or work The residents didn't want a new factory in their backyard. The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard (= from his own members). see also NIMBY
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: backyard