broken-backed definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a broken back
    • Drooping at each end because of a damaged back
    • Decrepit, weakened
    • Having a broken straight back.
    • Hogged; so damaged in frame regarding droop at each end; -- stated of a ship.
    • (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each and every end
    • (of a horse) having bones of this back united by a bony development
    • obtaining the back destroyed
  • others:
    • obtaining the back broken, in almost any feeling of the noun straight back: since, a broken-backed guide.
    • particularly Nautical, hogged: descriptive of this problem of a ship when, from faulty building or from grounding, her frame becomes therefore loosened on trigger both ends to droop.
    • Of a horse, a loose term for *hollow-backed.

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