broken-backed

adjective

Definition of broken-backed

: having a broken back: such as
a of a ship : hogged, sagged : so weakened as to droop at each end
b of a horse : having bones of the back or loins ankylosed or united by a bony growth

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History and Etymology for broken-backed

Middle English, from broken + backed

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“Broken-backed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broken-backed. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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