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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that backs a person, group, or enterprise: financial backers of a ballet company.
  • n. One who bets on a contestant.
  • n. One who provides or works with backs or backing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.
  • adj. comparative form of back: more back

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who backs or gets on the back: as, a backer of untamed horses.
  • n. One who backs or supports, or who aids and abets, another in an undertaking, especially in any trial of skill, agility, or strength; also, one who bets or “lays” his money in favor of a particular person, horse, etc., in a contest; one who indorses the notes or sustains the credit of another.
  • n. In architecture, a narrow slate laid on the back of a broad square-headed one, where the slates begin to diminish in width.
  • n. Nautical, a strap of rope or sennit fastened to a yard-arm to secure the head-earings of a sail.
  • Same as backermore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. invests in a theatrical production

Etymologies

back +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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