Bro"ken-backed`\, a. 1. Having a broken back; as, a broken-backed chair.

2. (Naut.) Hogged; so weakened in the frame as to droop at each end; -- said of a ship. --Totten.
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1. having the spine damaged; "a broken-backed book"; "a broken-backed old horse" 
2. (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth 
3. (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end 
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