What does broken-backed mean?

broken-backed meaning in General Dictionary

(of a horse) having bones of this back united by a bony development

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  • (of a ship) so weakened on droop at each end
  • getting the spine damaged
  • Having a broken straight back; as, a broken-backed chair.
  • Hogged; so damaged in the framework on droop at each and every end; -- said of a ship.

broken-backed meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having a broken straight back; because, a broken-backed seat.

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  • (a.) Hogged; so weakened within the framework on droop at each and every end; -- stated of a ship.