Pronunciation: (bak'drop"),[key] —n., v.,-dropped or -dropt, -drop•ping.
—n. 1. Also called, esp. Brit.,back-cloth.Theat.the rear curtain of a stage setting.
2. the background of an event; setting.
3. Gymnastics.a maneuver in which a trampolinist jumps in the air, lands on the back with the arms and legs pointed upward, and then springs up to a standing position.
—v.t. to provide a setting or background for: A vast mountain range backdrops the broad expanse of lake.