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

Word History


Middle English, from broken + backed

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“Broken-backed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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