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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. having the spine damaged;
- Example: "a broken-backed book"
- Example: "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;
[syn: broken-backed, hogged]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

damaged \damaged\ (d[a^]m"[asl]jd), adj. 1. changed so as to reduce value, function, or other desirable trait; -- usually not used of persons. Opposite of undamaged. [Narrower terms: battered, beat-up, beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound; bent, crumpled, dented; blasted, rent, ripped, torn; broken-backed; burned-out(prenominal), burned out(predicate), burnt-out(prenominal), burnt out(predicate); burst, ruptured; corroded; cracked, crackled, crazed; defaced, marred; hurt, weakened; knocked-out(prenominal), knocked out; mangled, mutilated; peeling; scraped, scratched; storm-beaten] Also See blemished, broken, damaged, destroyed, impaired, injured, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Rendered imperfect by impairing the integrity of some part, or by breaking. Opposite of unbroken. [Narrower terms: busted; chipped; cracked; crumbled, fragmented; crushed, ground; dissolved; fractured; shattered, smashed, splintered; split; unkept, violated] Also See: damaged, imperfect, injured, unsound. Syn: broken. [WordNet 1.5] 3. being unjustly brought into disrepute; as, her damaged reputation. Syn: discredited. [WordNet 1.5] 4. made to appear imperfect; -- especially of reputation; as, the senator's seriously damaged reputation. Syn: besmirched, flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Broken-backed \Bro"ken-backed`\, a. 1. Having a broken back; as, a broken-backed chair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Hogged; so weakened in the frame as to droop at each end; -- said of a ship. --Totten. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

broken-backed adj 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 [syn: broken- backed, hogged]