Meaning of backspace
Pronunciation: (bak'spās"), [key]
— v., n. -spaced, -spac•ing,
- to shift the carriage or typing element of a typewriter one space backward by depressing a special key.
- to move the cursor, printhead, etc., toward the beginning of the data.
- the space made by backspacing.
- Also calledthe labeled key on a typewriter or computer keyboard used for backspacing.
- backspace (Thesaurus)