backer backer  /ˈbæ kər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) invests in a theatrical production

Usage(s):

  1. The big-bucks backer: tobacco heiress Doris Duke.
  2. After all, Viet Nam was expanding not only its own influence but also that of its backer, the Soviet Union.
  3. At one point, New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Mondale backer, strayed by voting for a Hart-proposed tax-reform measure that Moynihan had co-sponsored in the Senate.

News

  1. My Turn Smile is basic form of communication

    When it comes to smiles, Andy Mason is downright serious.Andy is a local singer and songwriter, and hes an enthusiastic backer of Smile Train, an international nonprofit agency that funds corre...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Portales News-Tribune

  2. Allen: Tim Dobbins definitely let Texans down

    HOUSTON – Houston Texans line backer Tim Dobbins was the only veteran on the team that missed the "so-called" voluntary organized team activities the last three weeks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  3. LTNC: Expect Positive Sector Dynamics to Enhance Labor Smart’s Ambitious Growth Strategy.

    By Marla Backer We recently initiated coverage of Labor Smart (OTC BB:LTNC) with a Buy rating and $0.80 price target on the shares ( Report ). Labor Smart is an emerging growth company that serves the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zacks Small Cap Research via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Matt is one of this team's rising young defensive players," said general manager AJ Smith. "He has played solid football when called upon at the inside 'backer position and has been very productive as a special teams player. We are pleased...
    on Dec 23, 2006 By: AJ Smith Source: Sports Network

  2. Platini added: "If a club can get loans from a bank to buy players and is able to pay back bank loans then it is not a problem. But if a club gets a lot of money or subsidies from a big backer and is still in deficit in two years then it is a...
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: Michel Platini Source: BBC News

  3. "Being with (Frazier), I definitely have more familiarity with his style and his scheme. But Napo is a great guy and he's been a great backer," Thomas said. "Basically Cover-2 is Cover-2 and all the backers do the same thing. You've just got...
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Dontarrious Thomas Source: Lionsfans.com

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