Definition of backbencher noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbækˈbentʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈbentʃər//
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(in the House of Commons in Britain and in certain other parliaments) a member who sits in the rows of seats at the back, and who does not have an important position in the government or the Opposition compare frontbencher