Broken-backedBro"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.
|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|