broken-backed

broken-backed
adjective
1. having the spine damaged (Freq. 1)
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a broken-backed book

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a broken-backed old horse

Similar to: ↑damaged
2. (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth
Similar to: ↑unfit
3. (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end
Syn: ↑hogged
Similar to: ↑convex, ↑bulging
Topics: ↑ship

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  • Broken-backed — Bro ken backed , a. 1. Having a broken back; as, a broken backed chair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Hogged; so weakened in the frame as to droop at each end; said of a ship. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broken-backed — damaged damaged (d[a^]m [asl]jd), adj. 1. changed so as to reduce value, function, or other desirable trait; usually not used of persons. Opposite of {undamaged}. [Narrower terms: {battered, beat up, beaten up, bedraggled, broken down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broken-backed hogged — bulging ulging adj. 1. curving or bulging outward. Opposite of {concave}. [Narrower terms: {biconvex, convexo convex, lenticular, lentiform}; {broken backed, hogged}; {convexo concave}; {gibbous, gibbose}; {planoconvex}] Also See: {protrusive}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broken-backed — adjective a) Having a broken back b) Drooping at each end because of a damaged spine …   Wiktionary

  • broken-backed line — ▪ literature       in poetry, a line truncated in the middle. The term is used especially of John Lydgate (Lydgate, John) s poetry, many lines of which have nine syllables and appear to lack an unstressed syllable at the medial break or caesura.… …   Universalium

  • broken-backed line — noun : a line truncated in the middle used especially of many lines in the verse of John Lydgate that have usually nine syllables and appear to lack an unstressed syllable at the medial break or caesura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broken Hearts — is a blank verse play by W. S. Gilbert in three acts styled An entirely original fairy play . It opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London on December 9 1875 and toured the provinces in 1876. [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjwOAAAAIAAJ… …   Wikipedia

  • Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew : Spirit If... — Spirit If... Album par Kevin Drew Sortie 18 septembre 2007 Enregistrement 2005 2007 Durée 68:50 Genre Post rock, rock indépendant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bro|ken-backed — «BROH kuhn BAKT», adjective. 1. having a broken back. 2. hunchbacked. 3. Figurative. sagging; uneven; lopsided: »a broken backed building, a broken backed mountain …   Useful english dictionary

  • battered beat-up beaten-up bedraggled broken-down dilapidated ramshackle tumble-down unsound — damaged damaged (d[a^]m [asl]jd), adj. 1. changed so as to reduce value, function, or other desirable trait; usually not used of persons. Opposite of {undamaged}. [Narrower terms: {battered, beat up, beaten up, bedraggled, broken down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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