One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
as modifier Denoting an article of clothing with a T-shaped back behind the shoulder blades to allow ease of movement in sports.
- ‘Some dancers make their own alterations to make their leotard more appealing - cut the back, pinch the neckline, turn tanks into racerbacks, and even use dye to get the perfect color.’
- ‘Also, consider racerback tops with a high Lycra content, as they are the most comfortable and supportive for larger bust sizes.’
- ‘Larger breasted women usually prefer racerbacks or T-backs because they offer more support.’
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