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nounCanadian, United States Regional, North
An (undefined) acreage of usually uncultivated land forming the remotest part of a farm, ranch, etc.
1930s; earliest use found in American Home. From back + forty. Also written with numerical symbol for the second element.
back forty/ˌbak ˈfɔːti/
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