1) A broad leather strap or iron chain which passed over the cart-saddle or a pad on the back of a horse, and served to keep up the shafts of a vehicle (OED).

1685 3 backbands, 2 teams, Starbotton

1721 had a back band of iron stolen from him, Flasby

1739 plow backband 3s, Emley.

dates 1685 1721 1739

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