backer


backer

noun

Definition of BACKER

1
a person who actively supports or favors a cause <backers of prison reform held a rally in front of the statehouse>
2
a person who takes the responsibility for some other person or thing <all financial backers will be expected to offer some input into the company's decisions>
3
someone associated with another to give assistance or moral support <the student's backers spoke at the school board meeting on her behalf>

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