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Definitions and Synonyms of broken-backed | Another word for broken-backed | What is broken-backed?

Definition 1: (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for broken-backed in the sense of this definition

(broken-backed is similar to ...) curving or bulging outward

(broken-backed belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: having the spine damaged - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where broken-backed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a broken-backed book
  • a broken-backed old horse

(broken-backed is similar to ...) harmed or injured or spoiled

"I won't buy damaged goods" "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

Definition 3: (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(broken-backed is similar to ...) not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

"fat and very unfit" "certified as unfit for army service" "drunk and unfit for service"

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