the one that backs one, group, or enterprise: financial backers of a ballet company.
one that bets on a contestant.
One who provides or works together with backs or backing.
one that, or what, backs; particularly a person who backs you or part of a contest.
one that, or what, backs; specially one that backs one or part of a contest.
person who backs or gets regarding the back: because, a backer of untamed horses.
One who backs or supports, or whom aids and abets, another in an undertaking, especially in any trial of ability, agility, or power; in addition, one who bets or “lays” their money in favor of somebody, horse, etc., in a contest; person who indorses the notes or sustains the credit of another.
In structure, a narrow slate set from the straight back of an extensive square-headed one, where the slates start to reduce wide.
Nautical, a strap of line or sennit fastened to a yard-arm to secure the head-earings of a sail.