broken-backed :

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  • s  having the spine damaged
    a broken-backed book
    a broken-backed old horse
  • s  (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth
  • s  (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end

  • 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.
  • Foreign Secretary Robin Cook of Britain called Milosevic "a beaten, broken-backed President.

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