backbreaking

adjective back·break·ing \ -ˌbrā-kiŋ \

Definition of backbreaking

:extremely arduous, exhausting, or demoralizing
  • backbreaking labor
  • backbreaking rents

backbreaker

play \-kər\ noun

Examples of backbreaking in a Sentence

  1. modern machinery has significantly eased the backbreaking work of farming

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First Known Use of backbreaking

1766


BACKBREAKING Defined for English Language Learners

backbreaking

adjective

Definition of backbreaking for English Language Learners

  • : involving very difficult physical work or effort


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