- UK [bækt] / US
1) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that a group or action is supported by an organization or country, usually a powerful one
the military-backed government
a US-backed peace plan2) used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing what type of back someone or something has
a high-backed chair3) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something has a particular substance or material on the back
English dictionary. 2014.