broken-backed broken-backed

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having the spine damaged
  2. (adj) (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth
  3. (adj) (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end

Usage(s):

  • Few living things can travel a mile faster than the men and women who, hunched over their skates like broken-backed dolls, swoop around an oval of ice at more than 30 m.
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